First Ian called us all over and told us what to do and then told us a story about when he made a shelter which took him 2 hours. Then after he had told the story he put us all in groups and made sure we were all ok with the groups that we were in.
First we had to find long and thick logs and if they were too long then we had to saw them smaller. Ian showed us how to saw it properly and where to put our hands to make sure we did not cut ourself. At first Ian helped us by making a small hole in a tree so he could put one long log in the hole in the tree. Then we could put other logs on top of the long log, but when someone put a really heavy log on top of the other one it all collapsed. Luckily we managed to fix it.
After we fixed it we went to get leaves to put on top of the logs to make the rain not come in when someone slept in the shelter. Me and one of the girls in my group went over to get the nice leaves for the bed inside the shelter so it would be comfy to sit inside the shelter. When we were finished and our shelter and everyone else had done theirs, Ian was looking to see if they were ok to sleep in and see if they would stay up for the night or if they would fall down during the night. He said that ours was good but he would not sleep in it because if it fell down it would be really sore because of some of the sticks sticking out of the logs and the logs could fall on your head while you were asleep and your head might crack open. The next time we went to the forest it was completely wrecked so Ian was very right.
By Isla xx