Year Seven “Reconnect With Nature” at Knowsley Safari Park

This week a further visit was arranged to Komaru and Knowsley Safari Park. The rain and wind had absolutely no effect on the fabulous young people (and teachers) who spent the morning and afternoon tramping through puddles and making their own dens. Students also learnt how to light a fire using flint and dry materials. They also had the opportunity to cook on their own camp fire.
For many people, bushcraft simply gives them a much-needed opportunity to experience the calm and beauty of the outdoors, and get back in tune with the pace of nature.
Alongside this there is also a growing public and professional interest in helping children and adults to benefit from being in the outdoors and from re-connecting with nature. As well as relaxing and having fun, learning vital new skills helps people develop self- confidence and provides a strong sense of achievement and self-reliance.
Young people benefit from being in the outdoors in many ways; sometimes just the experience of being outside and learning new things leaves them with more confidence. Families and other groups can benefit from the social bonding and team building aspect of the experience. Wilderness and survival situations provide a perfect opportunity to nurture a team’s spirit.
Nick Lynch from Komaru comments:

“A big thank you to the awesome Year 7s and their fab teaching staff who joined us for a really fun day at Basecamp. You were all great!”

For more information see http://komaru.co.uk/activities/bushcraft-skills/ We are hoping to new a third trip when the weather gets warmer in the new year. Watch this space!