Fire and Steel: Bushcraft Course for Kids
28 October 2020, 10:00 - 15:00 ( Add to calendar )
This half-term session aims to give 8- to 14-year-olds a taste of bushcraft and outdoor skills in starting and managing fire and learning to use a knife safely. Under the expert tuition of Wychwood Project staff and volunteers children will learn how to:
- collect tinder and fire-starting material from nature,
- explore different ways of starting a fire,
- keep fire burning safely,
- split logs safely,
- carve and whittle with a knife,
- use saws, a shave-horse and a drawknife safely,
- forage for hazel rods to carve,
- make fire sticks and marshmallow forks.
To remain COVID-safe, numbers will be limited to eight children, physical distancing will be observed, tools and equipment will not be shared and hand-sanitisation will be available. All activities will take place outdoors.
What to bring
- Children should be dressed warmly with a raincoat, hat and with stout footwear for outdoors conditions.
- Children should bring their own drinks, snacks and lunch. To remain COVID-safe, no food or drink will be provided as part of the course (so please feel free to provide marshmallows for your children to cook over the fire).
- Parents and carers are welcome to join the children and tutors at the end of the session at 3pm to warm food they bring around the fire.
- Full joining instructions will be sent out before the course.