Dsc02518 Dsc 0036 (640x425)

Bushcraft Adventures

Explore the outdoor environment and learn the essentials of survival, using natural materials, firelighting and an understanding of the woodland system. Age appropriate projects will give each child something to take home with them.

Session outline

After arrival we will “tune in” to the natural environment so that we can use our senses and better connect to the surroundings. The group will then discuss needs and wants and discuss the differences. This will lead into sessions around firelighting, food and a greenwood project inspired by the needs that they have identified earlier in the day. We will use a woodland base or the Footprint for part of the day and we will be walking and exploring in the woods for other parts.

Curriculum links

Standard Primary Curriculum areas covered: Speaking and Listening; Geometry and Measures; Biology; Chemistry; British History; Design and Technology; Physical Education; Geography (navigation) and Modern Languages (through storytelling).

The detail and level will be adapted to be age appropriate. In addition pupils will develop their team working and communication skills. All sessions are designed with holistic learning in mind and aim to develop the heart, head and hand. A culture of care and respect for ourselves, each other, and the environment is encouraged throughout.

Location options:

  • National Trust Footprint Windermere, Beautiful woodland site with waterproof canopy (St Catherine’s). There is a £15 charge to use the site. (you would need to arrange your own transport to site)
  • Your own school grounds – (Travel expenses included up to 15 miles from Kendal then mileage charged at 45p/mile

Costs:

£185 (up to 30 pupils) plus £15 for use of NT site

Tutor: GarethThomas, Ro Thomas, Debs Fletcher

Contact us to book or for more info (click here)

Site by Lavahouse & Outsrc