Monday, 1 August 2011

Kids from Chernobyl event

These guys are over here for a month to have a break from thier normal lives, and today they came to Shipley Park. After a spot of bug hunting, they joined me up in the woods for a little camp hospitality and some fun skills.

Cordage making, fire by friction demo and Firesteel practice. They made around 4 bracelets each out of cat tail fibres, and these two girls would not leave the fire practice are alone. Started adding sticks to the thistle down and birch bark and maintained it without being told.

Loads of Hot Chocolate and tea

Huge chocolate and raisin sweet bannock

Brilliant day with some great kids. The language was no issue with the interpreter and some yes, no's and signs. Great to be teaching groups that want to learn, and who get so much out of something many of us take for granted.