Woodland Ways Bushcraft Residentials - Derbyshire School Trips
As industry leading experts in wilderness bushcraft and survival training, our instructors will guide your students through a range of skills and interactive experiences that provide a gateway into a fascinating subject that reconnects us all with our ancestors.
Here at Woodland Ways, we provide fully-catered, residential bushcraft trips which can be tailored to your exact requirements and will provide your students with not only lasting memories and new skills but a different view of the world around them.
Bushcraft encompasses an endless range of topics and with each discipline there is vast scope for study. If required trips can be fully linked to the modern curriculum or just left as a fun reward but either way don’t be surprised to see team-working, creative thinking, self-management and reflective learning intermingled with a great time in the woods.
Why are Woodland Ways great for School Trips and Educational Visits?
Fire, food, shelter and water would have been at the forefront of our ancestor’s minds when living in the wilderness. Do your students have the knowledge and skills required to make it through a night or two in the woods? Join us on one of our Derbyshire Bushcraft residential trips and get a chance to find out!
All of our sessions and programmes are designed to be fun and accessible. Where applicable, links are drawn between the national curriculum and the task in hand, so students and teachers see the benefit of applied learning, and how their classroom studies relate to the natural world.
Beyond the curriculum and adventurous elements of bushcraft, our programmes provide students with the opportunity to develop skills and have new experiences that transcend the traditional benefits of classroom-based learning. With team-work, self-esteem and confidence being at the forefront of what we do at Woodland Ways, many students learn that they are capable of tasks they never thought possible.
What activities are available during group visits?
- 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 Cookery
- Navigation: Map and Compass (to National Navigation Award Scheme – Silver Award level), GPS, Natural Navigation.
- Tree Identification and Uses.
- Tracking and Nature Awareness including Tracking Games
- Woodland Management: Conservation, Coppicing.
- Crafts & Skills including: Basketry, Cordage, Carving and Green Woodworking
- Axe Throwing
What size groups do you cater for?
We can cater for up to 35 students at a time in our woodland setting or alternatively if required numbers are higher, we can come to you for a day of activities. Contact us with your ideas and requirements and we’ll work with you to make them happen.
Is there first aid on site?
Yes, all our instructors are a minimum of Level 2 Remote Emergency First Aid Trained and have access to First Aid Kits tailored to the scenarios encountered in an outdoor environment.
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