Bluebell Bushcraft is run by me, Matt Harder, based in the picturesque South Downs of Sussex.
I'm a qualified teacher and Forest School leader with over 10 years experience teaching survival and Bushcraft skills.
Ever since I was small, I loved being outdoors.
Whether it was woodland, hillside or coastline, I was always happiest in my wellies and waterproofs!
My years in education have shown that it is becoming increasingly more important that children connect with our landscape, not only to understand the impact that we have on it, but also the impact it can have on us. We need to be able to take time to immerse ourselves in the natural beauty around us, or we might find that one day, it has disappeared without us noticing.
The kids had a great time on the wilderness kids holiday camp this year. this video is a highlights reel of some of the best bits.
As both a Primary School teacher and Forest School leader, I am passionate about the way children are educated, and how they learn about and experience the world around them.
I firmly believe that the ethos of Forest School is entirely transferable to the non-woodland settings of everyday classroom practice. The key elements which enable successful learning in Forest School settings can be applied to teaching any subject to any age of learner.