Bushcraft and survival skills day
Linking nature with the curriculum
Great for Team building days, reward days and fantastic for combining learning with topics in the classroom.
All aspects of the curriculum can be explored outside. The sights, sounds and smells of the outdoors, the closeness to nature, the excitement that most children feel, the wonder and curiosity all serve to enhance and stimulate learning.
Why not come and learn some Bushcraft and survival skills with us in our beautiful woodland setting
Activities can include fire lighting, shelter building, camouflage, tracking and much more. Our workshops are educational and fun and are always fully interactive. Learn simple Bushcraft skills, take part in team challenges and enjoy nature in new and exciting ways.
We can work with group teachers and leaders to incorporate the school curriculum or current projects into our teachings
We have 4 composting toilets, an indoor space for teaching and a simple kitchen set up where teachers can help themselves to tea and coffee throughout the day.
You can choose 3 activities per day
- Fire lighting – Experimenting with various tinder’s and ignitions, gather materials to create fire
- Advanced fire lighting – Using the traditional bow drill you will rub sticks and make fire
- Knife safety – Learning safe cutting techniques
- Carving – Creating butter knives and tent pegs to hone your skills
- Tarpology – Experimenting with various techniques and layouts to put up a shelter
- Natural shelter making – Make a shelter out of the materials nature provides to create a weatherproof dwelling
- Foraging – discover natures larder making teas and basic salads with edible greens and flowers (seasonal)
- Cooking bread – Experiment with different ingredients to create bannock breads and loafs on the fire
- Cordage making – Use various fibres to create string and cords
- Camouflage and concealment – Use natural and non natural methods to camouflage
- Wilderness 1st aid – Learn basic 1st aid for the wilderness
- Tracking – Follow, track and begin to understand the movements of the animals in the woods
- Water collection and purification – Collect water, understand the importance of water within the body, the dangers and methods of purifying
- Natural navigation – Understanding simple natural navigation techniques, make a tree into a compass
- Cooking without pots and pans – Experiment with some creative methods of cooking without pots and pans on the fire
- Wilderness walk – Explore the woods learning how to recognise various plants and trees and their uses
- Game preparation – Prepare rabbits/pheasants or chicken for eating using traditional techniques
- Group cooking – Learn how to cook for a large group and participate in making a group meal