We work with a number of schools from across Hertfordshire, both at our own site and on school grounds, as well as working with home school groups.. We provide a range of activities from Bushcraft and survival skills such as fire lighting and shelter building, to wood carving, plant and tree identification, animal track interpretation and much more. We use remote trail cameras to allow students to see what nocturnal wildlife emerges when they go home from the woods.
Children can also be introduced to the ancient technologies of the stone and bronze ages, where we can also provide historical sessions such as flint knapping workshops.
We also enable school groups to achieve the John Muir Award through a programme of bespoke activities..
John Muir Award
We are approved to deliver the John Muir Conservation Award, which is an excellent opportunity to get young people involved in nature and the outdoors. The award scheme requires groups to Discover, Explore and take steps to Conserve a wild place and to then share their experiences.
This process teaches students a lot about wildlife and natural ecosystems, and introduces ideas of conservation and sustainable living in a practical way, whilst providing a clear structure and recognition at the end of the project in the form of a certificate from the John Muir Trust
for each student completing the award.
As well as working with schools, we also work with other organisations to provide a range of activities, training weekends and workshops, either at our woodland site, or at client events.
We provide training to Scouts and Scout Leaders (our Chief Instructor, Graham is fully CRB'd through the Scouts), and is able to work unsupervised on scout sites, run overnight camps etc.