A great way to enhance the survival skills of your students in a safe and supportive environment.

Recommended Staff : Student Ratio for this Activity:- 1 : 6
(Blackwood Staff can never be considered as part of any staff : student ratio during the delivery of any lesson)

Risk Register

Throughout this lesson, students are taught safe fire practices including site preparation, firewood storage and extinguishing before being challenged to light a fire.  With access to only natural materials students are required to design, prepare and build their fire before attempting to light it using only a flint.

Full instructions and demonstrations are given prior to student participation.  Under full supervision and with a correctly prepared site, students are encouraged to work together to achieve their goal of lighting a fire.

Once successful, students will be able to build upon their fire before reflecting on their experience while enjoying the ambiance, warmth and security of a glowing campfire.

Minimum time allocation: 45min

Victorian Curriculum learning area/capability:

  • HPE – Movement and Physical Activity: Learning through Movement
  • SCSO – Social Awareness and Management: Collaboration, Relationships and Diversity
  • SCSE – Self-awareness and Management: Developing resilience

Click here for the Fire Danger Rating Forecast.

2011 - Fire Lighting established at Blackwood Special Schools Outdoor Education Centre


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