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YOUTH GROUPS - Woodland Ways School activities and education packages.

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School Youth Group Bushcraft Activity
School Youth Group Bushcraft Activity
School Youth Group Bushcraft Activity

Bushcraft is one of the most engaging activites for younger people available in the current age, whether they are working with fire, discovering wild foods, or tracking along the woodland ride, you will see eye's light up and an enthusiasm awaken that other activities just cannot bring.

We are one of the leading providers of Bushcraft and Survival training in the country and operate a range of activities for all ages at our two centres in Oxfordshire, Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Bedfordshire and East Lothian. We deliver to schools, colleges, universities, home educators, youth groups, youth offending teams, and many other youth schemes.

We are happy to deliver courses to your establishment either at your own venue or you can travel to ours. We also have experience of delivering overseas courses and our instructors are in high demand for courses through Europe and further afield

We are also able to deliver training and assessment for your teachers through the Institute for Outdoor Learnings Foundational Bushcraft Competency Award- the leading recognised award for teaching basic bushcraft skills to others.

Woodland Ways also has proven experience on designing and delivering to many schools through the Creative Partnerships Programme, working alongside other partners to deliver quality initiatives aimed to inspire young people and help them learn.

As recognised industry leaders we can provide your school or youth group with a quality bushcraft experience tailored to your exact needs and requirements.

From short workshops or demonstrations at your own venue to overnight courses at our centres, we have the experience and expertise of delivering to young people of all ages and from all backgrounds.

In addition we also offer more adventurous packages including once in a lifetime experiences with expeditions to Morocco, USA, Kenya and South Africa.

We are happy to spend the time to develop a program that exactly meets your needs with you. Or let us offer you one of our standard packages to make it easier for you!

If you wish we are happy to provide learning outcomes for the content of your selected package and we can map activities to the National Curriculum for a variety of subjects at each Key Stage if desirable.

Here are just some examples of how fire lighting can map to the National Curriculum for Science

Key Stage 1

SC1: Gathering evidence by making observations. SC3: Properties of different woods. SC4: On a fire bow pushes and pulls are examples of forces and the effect they have on the drill

Key Stage 2

SC2: Skeleton and antagonistic muscles involved in moving the fire bow. SC3: Minimising the effect of burning fossil fuel on the environment by using wood as a fuel. SC4: The way in which shaping the ends of the drill differently affects the friction at each end, String on the drill applies a force causing the drill to rotate around a pivot, Relationship between force, area and pressure, Transfer and storage of energy.

Key Stage 3

SC2: Skeleton and antagonistic muscles involved in moving the fire bow. SC3: Minimising the effect of burning fossil fuel on the environment by using wood as a fuel. SC4: The way in which shaping the ends of the drill differently affects the friction at each end, String on the drill applies a force causing the drill to rotate around a pivot, Relationship between force, area and pressure, Transfer and storage of energy.

Key Stage 4

SC2: Evolution of modern humans relating to fire lighting and archaeological evidence. SC2: Sustainable development.

By working with you it will enable us to provide you with a "compelling learning experience".

The very nature of what we do it will encourage team working, creative thinking, enquiry, self management and reflective learning, thus can facilitate implementation of "Personal, learning and thinking skills" (PLTS).

Bushcraft encompasses an endless range of topics. With each of the following disciplines there is a vast scope for study, which will be determined by your specific requirements in addition to the age of the students and the duration of session.

  • Fire: preparation, lighting, management and maintenance.
  • Water: sourcing, collection, purification.
  • Shelter: Requirements, positioning, construction, materials.
  • Food: edible wild plants, game preparation.
  • Primitive Hunting Techniques.
  • Campfire Cooking.
  • Navigation: map & compass (to National Navigation Award Scheme – Silver Award level), GPS, natural navigation.
  • Tree Identification and Uses.
  • Tracking and Nature Awareness.
  • Woodland Management: conservation, coppicing.
  • Crafts & Skills including: Basketry,Cordage,Carving & Green woodworking, Hide and Leather Work, Flint Knapping.

To start the process all you need to do is complete the enquiry form here and return it to us we will contact you with a customised package to suit your needs.

Alternatively give us a call on 01234351006 and we will be happy to discuss your requirements.

For information about any of our UK based or overseas trips please call us directly on the number above.

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Example Package

Standard 1 Day Package for Children aged 10-14

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9.30 am Meet & Greet and Safety Brief
9.45am Looking at the Woodland as a resource
10.00am Team shelter building using natural materials
11.30 am Tracking & Navigation Game to source water
12.30pm Lunch
13.30pm Fire lighting: Demonstration of different techniques followed by team fire relay!
15.00pm Water collection and purification
15.45pm Tree and Plant identification and uses
16.30pm Finish

We can tailor a course to meet your requirements:

  • From a single session to a five day/four night residential course to overseas trips.
  • At our sites or yours (depending on suitability)
  • All age groups from Key Stage 1 through to adults
  • Group sizes from 5 to 150
  • Activities can be linked to the National Curriculum if you wish
  • Our instructors are experienced in working with young people from a wide range of backgrounds and abilities both in the UK and overseas.

We pride ourselves on accomodating clients from all backgrounds, abilities and beliefs.

For more information please contact us on 07843 064114
or e-mail us on info@woodland-ways.co.uk

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