Wild Fire Masterclass

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Project Rewild

Rewilding children, families & communities

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Location address: Hastings, TN37 7PS
Chosen age group:

For ages: 18+ years

Available tickets:
Standard £30
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A master class dedicated to learning the art and magic of wild fire making. We will explore a range of skills from modern survival methods to traditional making fire by friction, taking you on a journey through time. Understand the use of natural tinder, how to identify and harvest materials, and the different types of fire lays. Learn to construct your own bow drill kit in the forest and master the ancient techniques necessary to bring fire to life, and a spark to the spirit! Mentors: Luke Funnell, Pauliina Tuominen, and Joseph McKenzie.
About your mentor
Project Rewild
Rewilding children, families & communities
I am a father of two young children and a full-time house husband. I have worked as an outdoor instructor and facilitator for many years leading transformative woodland projects for children, teenagers and adults. I am qualified as a forest school leader, advanced level bush craft and survival instructor, health and social worker and teacher. I have spent the last 3 years training in deep ecology, nature connection and nature philosophy based on Native American teachings. I have over 20 years of experience working with children and teenagers as a youth worker, teacher, playworker, behaviour adviser and residential social worker. The work I am most skilled in and passionate about is working with young people with emotional and behavioural difficulties. I have been working with at risk and vulnerable young people in society for most of my career; without doubt the most important and profound changes I have witnessed in these individuals is when I work with them in nature. I passionately believe in the therapeutic and transformative effects of working with people in this way. I enjoy engaging and inspiring people to be outdoors more and I feel it is my purpose to help reconnect people with nature.
Learning aims
Aim 1
How to harvest appropriate materials for tinder and sustainable burning.
Aim 3
How to construct your own bow drill kit in the forest.
Aim 5
How to maintain your fire.
Aim 2
Learn the different types of fire lays.
Aim 4
How to create sparks necessary to kindle fire.
Aim 6
How to constrain your fire.
Pricing information
Ticket nameStandard
Where we'll be
Helenswood, The Ridge, Hastings, East Sussex, TN37 7PS
Enhanced DBS
Basic DBS
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Public Liability Insurance
Safeguarding Training
First Aid Training
First Aid Kit

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