wild school programme 2022
 

30 August and 25 October (half-term)

10am - 4pm Dartington Estate

£35 (8-12 years) 

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Must we always teach our children with books? Let them look at the mountains and the stars up above. Let them look at the beauty of the waters and the trees and flowers on earth. They will then begin to think, and to think is the beginning of a real education. David Polis

A school like no other.

A school for 8-12 year old wild boys and girls who love days of challenges, skills and adventures.

For kids who love messing about in the woods with sticks, streams, mud, fires and a pinch of danger!

Each day will include various activities, drawing upon bushcraft, fieldcraft and nature awareness and include shelter-building, firecraft, campfire cookery, woodcraft, making traditional weapons, natural cordage and weaving, natural remedies, potions and lotions, wildlife identification, tracking & stealth.

The programme will be adapted to suit the age / skills / experience and interests of the group plus the level of challenge adapted so t

hat those who have previously attended can develop and enhance their skills.

Event Leader: Jenna Blencowe

Jenna started her career as a teacher, gaining experience across both primary and secondary schools in London. She soon became more and more interested in the intersection between nature-connection and wellbeing, and so in 2016 took a step away from teaching full time to pursue training in Forest School (Level 3), Ecotherapy and Forest Bathing.

She spent three years working on a care farm where she delivered programmes for vulnerable young people, whilst also completing her masters in leadership in education, focussing specifically on leadership for wellbeing. Jenna joined Wildwise as a seasonal assistant in 2021 and was a participant on the Call of the Wild programme where, among many other things, she rekindled her love of singing around a campfire.

Cancellations: 

The event will go ahead come rain or shine. Sorry no refunds or transfers if you are unable to attend.

Please see our terms & conditions for further information.

How to book

1. Email us here: please provide your contact details and how you would like to pay i.e. BACS or card
2. By phone: call 01803 868269 (message service when office unattended)
3. Online booking via Eventbrite: instant booking with immediate confirmation. Eventbrite fees apply. Click on your preferred date below: 

Tues 30th August (summer); Tues 25th October (October half term)

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