The latest in our series on great projects to get kids outdoors is Bermondsey and Borough Bushcraft, an initiative of London Wildlife Trust.
What is it all about? The Bermondsey and Borough Bushcraft project is based on the idea that being outdoors can have a very positive effect on young people. It is often thought that London does not have many opportunities for children to be with nature and this project counters that understanding. This project is an initiative of the London Wildlife Trust and is part of their wider ideal of reconnecting people more generally with the environment.
What does it do? This project allows groups to be able to learn bushcraft and conservation skills, such as shelter building, wood carving and bird box building. These skills are learnt whilst allowing them to get outdoors. This can be part of a school activity or a community project. The children that participate can use it to contribute towards their John Muir Award.
Find it online: Wild London
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