Wild Garlic Oil fresh from Forest School

This week we made homemade wild garlic olive oil using the leaves and flowers from our school forest. We talked about the importance of identifying leaves and ensuring they are safe to eat. The children collected wild garlic leaves and they were blanched for one minute. The leaves were then submerged in cold water and patted dry. Using weighing scales and a measuring jug, they weighed out equal amounts of leaves and olive oil and poured it into a bottle. We used a bottle topper to seal the olive oil, which will be left to steep for one month before opening and enjoying. During another session this week the children used natural materials to make a noughts and crosses game and this was a great activity to learn a variety of knots.