Wild Child - Tribal days

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Project Rewild

Rewilding children, families & communities

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Location address: Battle, TN33 0SU
Chosen age group:

For ages: 6 - 16 years

Available tickets:
Standard £30
Next date: None - message Mentor to express interest
Project Rewild are very excited to bring back our hugely popular 'Tribal day 'woodland experiences for children. . An opportunity to walk in the footsteps of our ancestors and experience how people may have lived for thousands of years in harmony with nature. These experiential days bring nature based indigenous stories alive Tribal days take inspiration from cultures all over the world, paying tribute to how people can successfully live in harmony as part of the natural world. Tribal days can include: • Learn primitive/indigenous skills • Try wild Archery, and other traditional hunting methods (no live hunting) • Make traditional native crafts and tools including bow and arrows • Stories, hear the voices of our ancestors come alive through storytelling and role play • Forage wild foods • Learn more about how native people lived, enjoy games and activities to help you experience what life was/is like • Traditional face and hand painting • Experience tribal ceremonies with drumming, chanting and dancing. We take inspiration form indigenous people around the world both past and present. We take great care to share their stories in a respectful and honourable way. We are not in anyway trying to exploit these people but to learn from them and help children and families to feel in an experiential way how we can live in harmony with nature. While these days are lots of fun, we feel it is important to share the challenges indigenous people are facing as their way of life is under constant threat. All Wild Child groups are drop off woodland days for children to play outside in nature, have fun make friends, learn new skills and be wild. Project Rewild is committed to offering children a place to be free, to discover, explore and play in nature. We are on a mission to Rewild our children These courses are very popular and we have limited spaces so book your child's place now.
About your mentor
Project Rewild
Rewilding children, families & communities
Project Rewild is a non profit Community Interest Company (CIC) which aims to re connect and rewild children, families, adults and communities. The project is made up of a range o passionate and skilled staff and volunteers who are commented to the aims and objectives of Project Rewild. Wild Child is led by Luke Funnell. He has worked as an outdoor instructor and facilitator for many years leading transformative woodland projects for children, teenagers and adults. He is qualified as a forest school leader, advanced level bush craft and survival instructor, health and social worker and teacher. Luke has spent the last 6 years training in deep ecology, nature connection and nature philosophy based on native and shamanic teachings. Luke has over 20 years of experience working with children and teenagers as a youth worker, teacher, playworker, behaviour adviser and residential social worker. “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.” “As a dad it saddens me to think of my children growing up in a world where they will not play outside with friends without adult supervision. They won’t spend hours exploring wild spaces. I know the world has changed a lot since I was a child but I passionately believe that children need to grow up around nature, they need to play outside, and they need to have the space to roam freely with other children. I have set up Project Rewild in an attempt to re-introduce children to playing outside in nature, to show a new generation that it really is amazing out there! To do this I want to offer accessible opportunities for children and families to spend time outside in nature”. “Project Rewild is not another Forest School group, I don’t want nature to be experienced as another club or school subject. Time in nature and free play is absolutely essential to our children’s development, and to our ongoing health and happiness. I want to inspire children, to engage them, and entrust them to play in, and enjoy nature. I want to see children playing in woodlands and outdoor spaces again, to get muddy and learn about nature by touching, smelling and tasting it. I want to rewild our children (and everyone else!)
Learning aims
Aim 1
Learn how our ancestors lived through experiential learning.
Aim 2
Feel a closer connection with the land (nature) and with your own ancestral past
Pricing information
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Where we'll be
Powdermill Lane, Battle, East Sussex, TN33 0SU
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