Sparking debate

Find out why a landowner might restrict people from lighting open fires on their land.

The stories featured in the scenarios provide students with opportunities to think critically about situations where two points of view may be valid. The first part of each scenario presents a situation where students could form a first impression about access rights. The second half of the scenario provides new information which may cause students to review and change their first thoughts.

Sparking debate - Scenario Cards

What do you think about this issue?

Read each 'side of the fence' view and then see what the Outdoor Access Code says about this.

One side of the fence

Many people think there’s nothing nicer than a warm campfire on a cold night in the outdoors.

The other side of the fence

Private landholders will sometimes put up signs absolutely forbidding open fires.

What the Code says:

Fires should not be lit without permission, and all fires must be fully extinguished before leaving.