Our Bushcraft & Survival Challenge Day is perfect for those schools looking for a little more adventure. It is suitable for KS2, KS3, KS4 and Sixth formers. The day allows students to participate in new practical skills and techniques such as firelighting and shelter building
Our selection of bushcraft and survival activities, allows us to differentiate the activities for different age groups.
With a range of activities themed around bushcraft and survival, students will examine and explore different tools and techniques. In addition learning to assess and managing risk.
Our preferred venue for this style of day is the school field.
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Bushcraft & Survival Challenge Activities
Students will be need to plan and build a shelter suitable for their team. Teams will use a variety of equipment from wooden supports, ropes and tarps.
This session will look primarily at water filtration. Teams will need to discover which techniques and substances help to make water ready for consumption.
Navigation / Orienteering
Students will be taught how to navigate. This may be in the form of basic orienteering or sophisticated map and compass work.
Our instructors will guide the students on a range of firelighting methods. This will include fire safety and how and why different techniques work. After that if the fires stay burning the students can try their hands at a bit of campfire cooking.
Our first aid sessions can incorporate a range of first aid techniques. From basic dressing to wilderness first aid and evacuation.
A range of items can created using the whittling technique. With a little practice items such as whistles and tent pegs can be created. Items made by whittling can be combined with creations from our rope making and pump drill sessions.
Although we cannot bring a lake to your school, we have created rafting equipment sets that work on land. This activity uses a variety of construction skills to create a novel mode of transport
Knots, Ropes and Cord
From creating basic twine and knots from different fibres too how to tie successful knots. These sessions will allow students to walk away with a variety of skills alongside being able to weave survival bracelets.
Using ancient techniques students will learn how to drill through stone using simple equipment. In addition to drilling, the stones can be utilised with other crafts. This will allow the creation of items such as dreamcatchers and jewellery.
If you are interested to know more about our Bushcraft & Survival Challenge Day then please contact us