This full day green woodworking course for children is a fantastic way for both you and your child to learn about many aspects of green woodworking and safe tool techniques. The day will be led by Harry Samuel, a full time wood worker who is regarded as one of the top spoon carvers around.
After an initial welcome chat and drink, we’ll spend the morning making a butter spreader from a billet, with time for some free play and exploration of the camp too. After a campfire cooked lunch we’ll then move on to making a spatula, developing and expanding on some of the learning from the morning session. The final (and some might say most important) project of the day will be to whittle a stick ready to toast a marshmallow at the end of the day!
It will be a nice small group on the day, with a maximum of six children, so you will have plenty of opportunity to ask questions and to get to know each other in a fun and friendly atmosphere.
The day is aimed at children aged 8 and over, although children aged 6 and over are welcome so long as you feel that they will be able to focus for the duration of each session (about 90 mins of tool work at a time). A parent/guardian will be required to remain with each child (for whom lunch is also provided). Not only is this for the practical purpose of supervising your child on a 1:1 ratio whilst using the sharp tools, but it is also a fantastic opportunity for you to learn the skills and techniques alongside your child, which will enable you to support their interest in green woodwork moving forward.
Please note that there are a maximum of six places for children on this course.
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Minimum age of 6 years (but best suited to 8 years and over)
A parent/guardian must remain with each child for the duration of the course – we guarantee you’ll love it too!
Hot drinks (including real coffee) and campfire cooked lunch included