Working specifically but not exclusively with young people and adults in local authorities, public and private education along with vulnerable client groups and mainstream public, Embers Education delivers schemes of work that introduce participants to the varying, absorbing and ever evolving subject of bushcraft and outdoor activity. Additionally, our work is underpinned with social and emotional development through positive engagement and learning and therefore enabling all participants to maximise their experience with us.
The subject of bushcraft is a deep and ever evolving subject matter that takes us into the natural world and enhances our appreciation of the world around us. In learning to understand the natural environment through outdoor learning we can begin to take on specific skill sets that ultimately enrich our outdoor experiences. Inevitably, this provides an environment where self reflection and personal growth can be achieved and taken back into our daily lives. Having access to professionals and resources that can teach us a variety of woodland skills such as natural history, trailing and tracking, camp craft, craftwork, fire, shelter, back country cooking and beyond are invaluable. Being adept at the these skills, even at a basic level, can offer an deeper understanding of nature as a whole and change our perspectives of not only our natural world but also our place in it.
Additionally, as a strong believer in outdoor education and activity, we are able to incorporate a variety of outward bound activities and team and confidence building tasks that can enhance any programme should you wish to extend beyond the bushcraft experience for your group.
Embers Education seeks to:
- provide a learning tool that captures the imagination and creativity in any participant
- develop skills and confidences that may have been otherwise dormant and inspire us to be more than we are, however we may perceive ourselves
- inspire and connect with the potential we all have within us
- provide positive role models throughout
- use bushcraft as a tool to provide positive and creative opportunities enabling us to reconnect with ourselves and our environment
- work with nature and its surroundings with no social pressure or expectation, so that we have the time and opportunity to journey inwards and discover more about our selves and appreciate the world we live in
- provide abundant motivating opportunities to succeed that can inspire and effectively support and encourage positive life decisions that may influence our own personal and professional trajectory
From various locations on the South Downs and New Forest and with a our permanent sites in woodlands near Basingstoke and the Meon Valley, Embers Education are able to deliver a diverse range of residential and day programmes for client groups in Dorset, Hampshire, Surrey, Cornwall, Sussex, Wales and beyond. Using only highly experienced and qualified instructors, all with full and updated DBS checks, Embers Education are able ensure that participants experience the highest level of teaching and education and will leave our course with a thirst for more.
“Crookhorn College endorses Embers Bushcraft as an outdoor provider, having utilised the services of the facilitator for the last few years for it’s Year 7 Summer Camp and year 9 Leadership Programme for Students
Embers Bushcraft and their dedicated team fluidly embedded our school’s ethos. They effortlessly adapted it into a programme of highly engaging, intuitive, creative and meaningful challenges, activities and puzzles that impassioned all our students to achieve to the maximum of their potential.
By the end of the camp there was an innate desire coming from the students to not only conquer fears, embolden their sense of self-worth, but to also act more responsibly in their school and home communities. Many of the student testimonials spoke freely of improvement, personal development and positive contributions to their lives.
Engagement, effort and attendance for the students who attended camp has been excellent since the beginning of term.
We will certainly be continuing to use their services of bolstering the horizons of these young people again.” Mr Samuel Mcginley, Head of History. Crookhorn School