Survival Shelters

During our WWI Forrest Friday we were given a time limit to create a waterproof shelter before they were put to the test.  We needed to decide which materials and apparatus we could use to make it strong and waterproof.

We all succeeded in our task – even if the rain added an extra dimension to the challenge!


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We also investigated which materials would keep a drink warm in the trenches for as long as possible, as the winter of 1917 was the coldest on record in France!  We found a range of natural insulators which would help to keep a soldier’s tea warm and spirits high!