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1 Day per Week for 6 Weeks
Availability : All Year
Min Age : 6
Max People : 24
GET YOUR KIDS LEARNING WHILST HAVING FUN OUTSIDE

Our 6-week course is for children between the ages of 6 to 16. It will cover Outdoor Education, Life Skills and basic Bushcraft (like Forest School on steroids).

We aim to support the learning of standard subjects like Science, Design and Technology (DT), History, Geography, PE and Citizenship. Bushcraft is a beneficial and worthwhile addition to any child’s learning process so why not take some of the pressure off and let us teach your kids various unique skills whilst having fun outdoors.

Location

AlfresGo Bushcraft Site, Harts Lane, South Godstone, RH9 8NA

Start Time

10:00

End Time

16:00

Price Includes

  • Safety Equipment
  • Qualified Instructor
  • DBS Checked Staff
  • First Aider
  • Toilet Facilities on Site
  • Great Time

Price Excludes

  • Free Lunch
Itinerary

Week 1Fire Lighting

Fire lighting sessions are much more intricate than they first sound – there are multiple skills involved. We learn about fire safety, the correct way to put a fire out, the many different ways to light one and the significance of a fire triangle.

Subject areas and learning outcomes:
Science – How to start fires using friction, solar energy and chemical reactions
History – How people would have made fire in the past using bow drills and flint and steel
Life skills – Fire safety
Citizenship – How easy we have it now with the use of matches, lighters and even firelighters

Week 2Knife Craft and Camp Life

Knife craft sounds daunting but we are strong believers of teaching children how to use something correctly to make it less dangerous. Camp life encompasses the different roles involved and the essentials needed when setting up a long-term camp.

Subject areas and learning outcomes:
DT – Whittling (wood carving)
Life Skills – Knife safety, the importance of water, camp hygiene and basic skills of how to survive if we had to go back to basics
History – How people would have lived years ago, how they would choose the best location for camp and the use of some early tools
Citizenship – The importance of leaving no trace

Week 3Shelter Building

Shelter from the elements is key to survival so building your own shelter is an essential part of any bushcraft course and is always fun. We will make a range of shelters from a basic “lean too” using only sticks and leaves to a military style basha.

Subject areas and learning outcomes:
DT – Basic design criteria for shelters, choosing the most suitable materials and improving structure
History – How people would have made beds and why it’s best not to sleep on the floor
Life skills – The value of keeping warm and dry

Week 4Water, Wild Food and Traps

We all need nourishment to survive so we’ll learn about sourcing and cleaning our water as well as practising tracking and hunting techniques using our inflatable archery target to simulate hunting with a bow and arrow. Foraging helps us learn some uses of local flora and fauna including how you could get fluid from a tree.

Subject areas and learning outcomes:
Science – Water purification and how levers and pulleys allow a smaller force to have a greater effect
DT – Building traps, snares and nets
Citizenship – Ethics and attitudes of killing for survival
PE – Archery
History – How to make bannock bread on an open fire
Life skills – The importance of food and hydration

Week 5Orienteering and Survival Bracelets

We will navigate around the site using maps, sketches and plans; plotting key points and finding the materials for our survival bracelets (which you get to take home with you).

Subject areas and learning outcomes:
Geography – Compass reading, grid references and ordinance survey maps
PE – Walking/running
Life skills – With all the technology we have at our fingertips; we need to ensure map reading isn’t a lost skill
DT – Survival bracelets

Week 6Round Up

This week we will be free to re-cap on any previous skills and to delve deeper into any subject the young people find most interesting. The session will be guided by the children and the areas they wish to re-visit which can be discussed in week 5 (to ensure all the correct equipment is provide).

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