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    Online nature and bushcraft sessions for children with London Bushcraft

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    Lockdown has been stressful for parents juggling home schooling and working from home. To help parents and children, London Bushcraft is offering nature and bushcraft activities online during lockdown for children aged 7+ to help ease the pressure from parents by providing interactive, fun and educational sessions.

    During the week they will learn about:

    • Stone Age fire lighting techniques

    Watch two methods that were used to create fire in the Stone Age; friction fire lighting and flint and steel. We will have a question and answer session about what life was like in the Stone Age.

    • How to grow food in a jar and learn about seeds

    They 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 water filter. 

    • Learn about Ernest Shackleton’s expeditions to Antarctica

    Learn about Ernest Shackleton’s expeditions to Antarctica and make “Sledging biscuits”. This was one of the foods that heled keep Shackleton’s team alive while stranded for two years.

    • Natural navigation 

    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 has 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. Group size will be a maximum of 8. 

    For more information please contact: office@londonbushcraft.com or call 07957 929 504.


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    Stuart O'Brien

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