Working within this framework, longer courses can be facilitated. This may be either week-long courses or one day weekly for an extended period of time. Such courses would focus on skills development and could include accreditation. Participants would become familiar with the environment, learning species identification and gaining an understanding of the ecosystem. They would be offered the opportunity to undertake woodland management tasks helping to develop a sense of environmental awareness.
An introduction to tool use, green woodworking, fire skills and outdoor cooking will be incorporated. The development of personal and social skills through co-operation and teamwork will be encouraged. A camp-out would also be included where we would supply tenting equipment, you need sleeping bags and jim-jams!
This will be 8 persons maximum for each course at 10am – 3pm daily meeting at the Riverside Centre – £25 per person All tools provided – we recommend stout clothing appropriate to the weather on the day with gloves and waterproof footwear.