Outback2basics is a great place to come and learn in a hands on way about our ancestors and how to live with nature using wilderness living skills.
We engage all children by getting them to be creative. We challenge and encourage children to get their hands dirty, to problem solve, to work together, to use their initiative, to re-connect and to use the natural environment in fun and enjoyable ways.
Sit a child by a tree for 5 minutes and they will have a great story to tell.
Fire lighting, Shelter building, campfire cooking, Stone Age, Stone tool making, Stone Age interactive talk, Bushcraft, survival skills, wilderness walk, Tree and plant identification, tracking, camouflage, games.
We can teach Bushcraft and survival skills including skills such as fire lighting, carving, camouflage, cooking on an open fire, shelter building, plant Identification and more.
Curriculum topics available: Stone Age.
We help schools learn about prehistory through our interactive Stone Age workshops teaching children about the crafts, the clothes, the foods, the tools and materials that our ancestors relied on.
Group sizes vary please contact us for your requirements
Yes all staff are First Aid trained in the Outdoors
We teach both Stone Age education and Bushcraft skills using the woodlands as an outdoor classroom or alternatively can bring the Stone Age to your classroom for an in-school workshop. Our sessions are always highly interactive and hands on. All of our courses promote team building and group cohesion and are structured to meet national curriculum objectives.
Our Stone Age programme is a great way to introduce the Stone Age topic. We offer a unique interactive 'show and tell' to really bring the subject alive and encourage children to connect with their heritage. We pass around the tools, the furs and containers of the past making the Stone Age subject a 3D experience. Choose from our list of activities for your hands on workshops. Get messy with cave art, light up the subject with primitive lamps, learn the process of making a stone tool or build a shelter just like our Mesolithic ancestors and more.
Alternatively, why not plan a Bushcraft trip with us. Bring a group to us for a really wild outdoor day trip or residential session. These sessions are great for team building and confidence enhancing. Students get the opportunity to learn practical hands-on skills whilst connecting to their natural environment. Our sessions are always highly interactive and enjoyable. Activities can range from fire lighting and foraging to carving and campfire cooking and lots more in between. Students can even build their own shelter to sleep in under the stars for the ultimate in wild adventures.
"The most amazing day I have had in my job and the perfect end to our Stone Age topic. Dan is fantastic and his resources are fascinating as are his stories as living as a Stone Age tribesman! Not sure who actually enjoyed themselves more,the children or us staff!! I would highly recommend Outback2basics to anyone! I cannot say thank you enough."
Grangehurst school, Coventry
"All of the staff and activities were fantastic and this was one of the best educational visits we have ever been on. The opportunities and activities for the children were brilliant and we all loved every minute. The course is an absolute credit to yourselves, thank you Naomi"
Assistant head St Mary's Primary
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