Urban Bushcraft and Forest School project

Age range: 12 - 14 | Price: Free | Project by: Urban Partners (UP) for Kings Cross, Euston & St Pancras
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About Project

‘Into the wild we go’ is a year- long project that would facilitate a group of young people on a journey of discovery in and through nature. The project is the result of a pilot scheme we ran last summer with year 7 secondary transition students and conversations we had with them and other young people in my Forest School practice. The projects offers young aged 12-14 years an opportunity to grow alongside experienced a qualified Forest School practitioner, to learn bush-craft skills, build confidence, develop a sense of self and discover the outdoors, whilst at the same time exploring interpersonal themes of self-reliance, group dynamics, and creativity. The syllabus will include identifying plants and what their medicinal qualities are and bush craft skills (fire-craft, tracking, shelter-building, navigation by natural means, the use of tools such as knives and axes, foraging, water sourcing, hand-carving wood, container construction from natural materials, and rope and twine-making) camp craft, nature awareness skills and a ‘Rites of passage’ celebration.

This is a funded program therefore we ask for a nominal amount of £30 for the program, which we return on completion of the project (if you struggle to pay this we can help)

Upcoming Dates:

The program runs a few Saturday afternoons in term times plus we offer once a term an intensive skill weekend. This term the dates are: 26/9, 10/10, 31/10, 14/11, 28/11 and the 12/12- 1.30-4.30 pm. The intensive skill weekend will be forging and held on the 17&18/10 tbc Your child has to commit to the program, as it will be a closed group (we understand there might be weekends he/she can not attend, please let us know in advance). The program runs a few Saturday afternoons in term times plus we offer once a term an intensive skill weekend. To sign up please email Nina on: urbanoutdoorslondon@gmail.com or phone: 07957579777

No application required, simply go on the next available date.

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In-person Support In-person Support
Target Young People
Cost Free
Age of participants 12 - 14
Available from - to 25/09/2020-13/12/2020
Organiser
Urban Partners (UP) for Kings Cross, Euston & St Pancras