Online nature and bushcraft course for children during Lockdown
London Bushcraft is providing interactive, fun and educational sessions for children during lockdown. They will; make a compass, grow food in a jar, make survival biscuits and more.
"Just wanted to say a huge THANK YOU for your time in delivering amazing sessions to Alfie this week. You're teaching approach was fantastic and he really did enjoy every lesson!"
"Thank you, he really enjoyed the classes and it made such a difference in these lockdown times, having a friendly lesson to go to. He also loved zooming out with his friends!"
"Oh, thank you so much. The girls loved it today!"
During the week they will learn about:
The Stone Age
Learn what life was like in the Stone Age. Where people lived and how they survived without our modern day conveniences. Then watch two methods that were used to create fire in the Stone Age; friction fire lighting and flint and steel.
How to grow food in a jar and learn about seeds
The children will start the process of growing food in a jar today and we will look after it during the week to keep it growing. They will learn about seed germination and seed dispersal in nature.
Learn all about why water is essential for our survival
Learn about the strange and wonderful ways to find water in a survival situation and they will make their own survival water
Learn about expeditions to Antarctica
Learn about Ernest Shackleton’s expeditions to Antarctica and make “Sledging biscuits”. This was one of the foods that helped keep Shackleton’s team alive while stranded for two years.
Learn about natural navigation and how to use signs in nature to find direction. The children will make their own compass.
All of the above can be done either indoors or outdoors and can be done in a flat or a house with minimal adult supervision and with equipment that is easily found. Four of the sessions have a practical element that the children will do themselves.
Each programme starts on Monday and ends on Friday. Sessions are approximately 40 mins. Ideas will be given each session about what they could learn about between the sessions.
Children can sign up as individuals or with a group of friends. For group bookings, times and dates are flexible. Group size will be a maximum of 8.
Sessions suitable for ages 7+ or 5+ if accompanied by an older sibling or parent.
"I just wanted to email you to say thank you for the classes, Theo is really enjoying them."