Week in the wild for young people

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The Forestry Commission’s Sherwood Bushcraft service has helped a group of 10 young people earn their Gold level Duke of Edinburgh’s Award.

The group, aged between 17 and 20, who had never met each other before, spent five days and four nights learning new skills and enjoying outdoor activities in the heart of Sherwood Pines.

The participants stayed in the forest and learnt a wide variety of bushcraft skills – from mastering fire lighting techniques, shelter building and using tools, through to traditional woodland crafts such as green woodworking, basketry and whittling.

 

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