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Professional Outdoor Training with Wildharmony

Woodland Knowledge and Woodland Activities

This one day workshop is aimed at those who would like to introduce their youngsters
to a woodland environment but maybe don’t want to progress to more practical based
skills courses. It is designed to increase your knowledge of trees and woodlands and
to give you an insight into some practical ideas of how you can introduce woodland
activities to young people. These woodland activities can all be linked to the school
curriculum and ‘tick the necessary boxes’. This workshop is all outdoors in woodland
using fun activities and games as a way of exploring, discovering and celebrating our
natural world.

Subjects covered include, tree ID, mans relationship with trees and woodlands
from a historical and modern day point of view, traditional uses for different trees,
folklore, myths and legends about trees plus much more. The course content will vary
depending on season. Hopefully by the end of this workshop you will be inspired
enough to come back on our practical woodland skills workshops.

Cost £100 per person 10am – 4pm bring your own lunch

Risk Assessing Woodlands for Use with Young People

A common sense, practical approach to risk assessment of areas of woodland that
you may wish to use for activities with young people: We will look at the theory
and practical aspects of risk assessments, how to judge risk, perceived and real, one
persons unacceptable risk may be another persons acceptable challenge. We will carry
out a practical site specific risk assessment for an area of woodland and also relevant
risk assessments for commonly run activities, e.g. camp fires, use of small hand tools,
shelter building and outdoor games. This is not a certificated course but is designed
to give you a greater understanding of the processes involved with carrying out risk
assessments whilst working out of doors with young people. It will also give you the
knowledge to make informed decisions rather than not knowing where to start and
then being told “no” by your health and safety officer.

Cost £100 per person 10am – 4pm

bring your own lunch

Setting Up Your Outdoor Area

The aim of this workshop is to cover planning considerations, choice of site,
environmental impact statement, setting up basic tarpaulin shelters, construction of a
fire pit, outdoor toilets and hygiene, use of local resources, clearing site and leaving
only footprints.

Cost £100 per person 10am – 4pm

bring your own lunch

Safe Use of Hand Tools Used In Bushcraft and Woodland Work

The aim of this workshop is to look at the hand tools used in bushcraft and small
scale woodland management. The course will make you more familiar with using these tools in a safe and confident way. With this confidence you will feel more comfortable in teaching and supervising young people using them. We will also cover maintenance, storage and UK knife law with an overview on the use of fixed bladed knives used for bushcraft.

Cost £100 per person 10am – 4pm

bring your own lunch

Fun Craft Projects for Young People and Old

The aim of this course is to put into practice the knowledge you have gained on
course 3. You will carry out a series of small craft projects, such as making your
own spoon, make a musical instrument, make a mallet and peg set and other simple
wood carving projects. Simple projects such as these are a great way to engage young
people whilst improving their manual dexterity and hand/eye coordination. They also
produce something useful to use around camp and take away with them at the end of
their stay. Because of the nature of this course you must have previously attended the
Safe use of hand tools used in bushcraft and woodland work course.

Cost £100 per person 10am – 4pm

bring your own lunch

Safe Shelter Building

Natural shelters suitable for young people to build, site selection and safety, building
safe self supporting and lean too shelters, gathering suitable resources and the ethics
of cutting green materials. Natural cordage and man made, safe knots and lashings
that young people can use.

Cost £100 per person 10am – 4pm

bring your own lunch

Safe Fire Lighting and Management Procedures

To master the art of fire making is a skill unto itself. To gather the materials needed
from the outdoors and nurture into a flame in any weather is a satisfying skill to
master. The aim of this workshop is to cover the practicalities of safe fire lighting
with young people. We cover safe site selection and preparation of your fire area,
building a fire pit, safety considerations when fire lighting with young people. We
will cover selection of tinder and kindling, feather sticks, resources available on site and how to gather and use it. You will learn how to light a fire using an ancient, traditional and new method, which with practice can be achieved with young people under most conditions.

Cost £100 person 10am – 4pm

bring your own lunch

Simple Outdoor Cooking

The aim of this workshop is to look at the practicalities of cooking in the great
outdoors with young people. We cover hygiene, food preparation and storage, safety
issues around cooking over open fires, Dutch ovens, hot rocks and sticks. We will
also look at wild foods, their harvesting and preparation. The course content will vary
depending on season and local availability. We will be cooking and trying a number
of different recipes from bannock bread to fish and game. You will be able to eat what
you cook.

Cost £150 per person 10am – 4pm

bring your own lunch

Emergency Procedures

The aim of this workshop is to look at emergency procedures for your group if
an accident does happen. This is not a first aid course but goes beyond where
most 1st aid courses stop. Accidents can and will happen out of doors despite all
the planning and risk assessments. We will look at situations that may occur in the
outdoors with emphasis on the woodland environment. We will look at situation
management and how to prevent it getting worse. We will cover group safety bags
and contents that should be with your group. We will look at some practical kit
that can easily be carried by the leader or assistant. Communication procedures and
equipment. This workshop takes place outdoors in a woodland and will involve
emergency scenarios. It is a realistic, hands-on look at what you can actually achieve
in an emergency situation rather than endless possible theory based scenarios.

Because of the nature of this course you must have a relevant in date HSE approved
1st aid certificate.

Cost £100 per person 10am – 4pm

bring your own lunch

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