Live on the Wild Side! AlfresGo Survival Course

Mentored by

Oli Hawksworth

Location address: Godstone, RH9 8NA
Chosen age group:

Ages: 6 - 16 years

Available tickets:
Standard £25
Next date: None - Register your interest
We are passionate about Bushcraft because it is a beneficial and worthwhile addition to any child’s learning process. We'll have your children learning about the world they live in whilst building shelters, foraging and purifying water. They will also have the chance to light fires, use knifes and shoot bows and arrows in a safe environment. We believe it's safer to teach children the correct way to behave around potential dangers than sheltering them from it. Our 5-week (full day) course is aimed at (but not limited to) home schooled children between the ages of 6 to 16. It will cover Outdoor Education, Life Skills and basic Bushcraft (like Forest School on steroids). We aim to support the learning of traditional subjects like Science, Design and Technology (DT), History, Geography, PE and Citizenship, as well as the multiple intelligence theory. Hours: 10:00-16:00 (6 hours) Whole course cost: £125 Individual session cost: £25 Saturday 16th February = Fire Lighting Saturday 23rd February = Knife Craft and Camp Life Saturday 2nd March = Shelter Building Saturday 16th March= Water, Wild Food and Traps Saturday 23rd March = Orienteering and Survival Bracelets
About your mentor
Oli Hawksworth
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- We have over a decade of experience educating children and youths from a variety of backgrounds and needs. - All staff are DBS checked. - At least one fully trained medic will be on site for every session. - We will run no matter the weather. - If you are unable to attend this course; we can create personalised courses to your specific needs.
Learning aims
Aim 1
How to start fires using friction, solar energy and chemical reactions and how people would have made them in the past using bow drills and flint and steel.
Aim 3
The difference between now a days and how it used to be (using matches and lighters as an example).
Aim 5
The importance of water, camp hygiene and basic skills of how to survive if we had to go back to basics.
Aim 7
Basic design criteria for shelters and beds, choosing the most suitable materials and improving structure and why it’s best not to sleep on the floor.
Aim 9
The importance of food and hydration.
Aim 11
Compass reading, grid references and ordinance survey maps.
Aim 2
Fire safety.
Aim 4
Knife safety and knife skills (whittling).
Aim 6
The importance of leaving no trace.
Aim 8
The value of keeping warm and dry.
Aim 10
Water purification, building traps, snares and nets and how levers and pulleys allow a smaller force to have a greater effect.
Pricing information
Ticket nameStandard
Where we'll be
Stansted House, Tilburstow Hill Road, Godstone, Surrey, RH9 8NA
Enhanced DBS
Risk Assessment
Public Liability Insurance
Safeguarding Training
First Aid Training
First Aid Kit

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

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