This Training course has finished
Bushcraft DNA – Developing non-formal activities in nature
Training taking place in June 2016
Wyre Forest – UK
Contact Project Coordinator for details
Through this training we aim to explore the ways in which natural environment can be used as an effective tool for youth workers to engage with their young people. As with previous trainings, this Training will be a mix of theory and PRACTICAL HANDS ON EXPERIENCE in order to meet our objectives:
– exploring the practicalities such as health and safety issues involved in running outdoor activities and residential youth camps
– discussing the issues around inclusion when planning and delivering outdoor activities
– facilitating networking and exploring the opportunities presented by the Erasmus+ as a means of promoting healthy lifestyles and well-being.
All in all, we wish to promote the use of bush craft and outdoor education activities as the valuable supplement of any educational approaches and providing attractive alternatives to children and young people in regards to their free time. As such, the proposal meets the Erasmus+ Programme objectives by:
– providing opportunity to develop new competences, valuable in both day-to-day life and in the job market (outdoor education is not all about running around the forest and picking flowers; it is most of the time collective effort based on communicate, exchange of information, teamwork, etc.)
– promoting well-being and healthy lifestyles
– encouraging cooperation of youth organisations at the international level with the view to developing new and innovative way of engaging young people in learning, etc.