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Wildlings School of Woodcraft & Wiccary

The UK’s First Animistic Nature Based School

Mentored by Primal Healing Mentor summary: Grounded in Nature, Rooted in Spirit.
Location address: Battle, TN33 0SU
Chosen age group:

For ages: 6 - 13 years

Available tickets:
Standard £5/hr
Next date: Wednesday 19th Apr,

A summary

A Woodland Prospectus Taking inspiration from present day indigenous tribal cultures, Folklore, Mythology, this land’s history and our ancestral spiritual heritage, Wildlings School was created, a first step in unearthing and reestablishing this lands lost indigenous Animistic culture. Viewing the world and our place in it through the lens of animism, we recognise that all life is interconnected and that human beings are no exception to this. Children are born with an inherent understanding that they are part of nature. Through their innocence, they can access an innate ability to connect to their wild selves and to the forces and beings who are in constant communication with us through the face of nature. We believe that now, more than ever, it is crucial to help our children develop these natural abilities, so that they remain invested in their future and take their place as guardians of the natural world. We need to be raising a generation who know in their core the fundam...

Primal Healing ·Grounded in Nature, Rooted in Spirit
Huw Mackin is a British Shaman, residential child practitioner, highly qualified outdoor professional, international mountain leader, rock climbing instructor, natural horse handler, bush craft and survival expert, trained in counselling and child therapy, but above all else, Huw is a devoted father. Huw has spent several years working as a freelance guide and outdoor instructor, both in the UK and internationally. He has led bush craft and survival multi-day camps with large groups of children for schools all over the country as well as multiple UK and international expeditions. Huw spent several years leading groups in a range of conservation projects in natural reserves in Tanzania. He also led expeditions up Mount Kilimanjaro. Huw has had a long career working with emotionally traumatised children, young people and adults for local authorities and other institutions. Inspired by the shortcomings of these institutions, Huw merged his professions together, creating courses and long term immersive wilderness-based programs for local authorities focused on rehabilitating children and adults deemed ‘unreachable’, with great success. This journey eventually led Huw to deepen the work and embrace his calling as a healer. He went on to be initiated and trained as a shamanic healer by the shamans Leah Bracknell (Ali) and Jez Hughes of Second Sight Healing. After Huw completed his training, he was then offered an apprenticeship by Second Sight and then became employed as a full member of the training team, supporting and guiding new students through the initiation and training process. The progression of Huws professional career, along with his own personal healing journey and the realisation that the problems facing humanity today stem from a lost connection with the natural world, has inspired Huw to launch his company: Primal Healing. Through Primal Healing, Huw offers a range of healings, expeditions, courses and programs designed to support people back into relationship with the natural world, one of which is ‘Wildlings School of Woodcraft & Wiccary’, the UK’s first animistic nature based school for children.

Premises and facilities

Powdermill Woods Wildlings School takes place in Battles Powdermill woods, 100 Acers of stunning Ancient woodland that’s walled in by surrounding woods. A wildly diverse range of plant and wildlife live on this land and it is teaming with life. Home to the land are several resident nesting buzzards, huge Badger dens, commonly seen roaming Deer and a fresh water streams feeding through the land full of other wonderful creatures! Access & Facilities There is access directly on to the land through private entrance which leads into a large carpark. Within the woods there is a newly built compost toilet, and stunning traditionally built round house and a running drinking water tap. There is also a large well sheltered Fire pit area. A truly remarkable and stunning piece of land. The woods is open to the public from 0700-1800, but the main area we use if off bounds. Directions to drop off and collection point. The Drop off and collection point is in the main Powdermill Woods ca...

Learning aims

Basic to advanced bushcraft and survival skills.

Communication & Contact

Communication and Contact If needed parents will be able to contact staff onsite directly throughout the day. We want families to be as invested and informed as possible. So after each term, parents will be sent a full write up giving them a clear insight and overview of what took place throughout the term along with photos via email. For the final session of the year, attenders, parents and families will have an opportunity to come and spend the day at Wildlings School for a closing ceremony and celebration. This is also an opportunity to bring the Wildlings community together, for the children to showcase their ongoing projects, and to have a fun filled day!

What's provided



Enhanced DBS

Risk Assessment

Public Liability Insurance

Safeguarding Training

First Aid Training

First Aid Kit

Coronavirus Safety Policy

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Powdermill lane, Battle, East Sussex, TN33 0SU

Pricing information

Ticket: Standard £5Ticket description: Bookings are on a term by term basis. Part way through booking is available.

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My experience is an educational activity and the 14-day cooling-off period under the Consumer Contracts Regulations 2013 therefore applies. After the 14 day period my standard policy will apply.

No refunds are given except in the case of a cancellation by the Mentor.


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