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Youngsters learn essential survival skills at Rosliston Forestry Centre's junior bushcraft day

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: August 28, 2014

  • Aaron Simmers and Katie Thompson take shelter.

  • Bradley Hassell and Gemma Peterson start a fire.

  • Thomas Newbury tries out the whistle he made.

  • Gemma Peterson, Thomas Newbury, Mark Adams, Andy Corbett, Katie Thompson, Bradley Hassell and Aaron Simmers lift the stretcher they have made.

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YOUNGSTERS have spent an afternoon learning to survive in the wild – Bear Grylls style.

Children took to Rosliston Forestry Centre for its junior bushcraft day and picked up essential skills for a life outdoors.

The junior adventurers learned the art of making a stretcher to aid fallen comrades and also made whistles, were shown how to build a shelter entirely from natural materials and without tools, as well as how to start a fire – without matches, of course.

The day was a hit with everyone who took part and rangers were impressed with the children and the skills they took away.

The event was part of a full programme of activities that have been taking place throughout the school summer holidays to keep youngsters busy.

More information about upcoming events is available at www.roslistonforestrycentre.co.uk/

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