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Mors Kochanski

What's New for 2011?

Hi, I have lots of plans for courses and activity days/sessions for 2011. First, by popular demand, we will be running Parent & Child Bushcraft weekends throughout the year, so please book early to avoid disappointment!

There will also be day courses in Using an Axe, Tracking Animals, and Cold Weather Shelter Building and Advanced Techniques in Firelighting. dates and details for these courses will be put up on the website in the coming weeks. So please check back!

As always, if you have any queries - please email me. Thanks :)

Mors Kochanski

Adventure Training Week - Scotland: October 2010

Please Note that from Monday 11th to Tuesday 19th October the office will be closed as we will be away Adventure Training on the Ardnamurchan peninsula in Scotland.

If you have any queries during this time - please email me, as our phones have no signal coverage. Thanks

Mors Kochanski

Canada Expedition - March 2010

I will be heading for the colds and wilds of Alberta, Canada in early March to spend ten days with bushcraft legend Mors Kochanski.

Mors is in his seventies now, and has been teaching wilderness skills for over 40 years: his is rightly regarded as one of the finest outdoorsmen and teacher of the outdoors in the world today. To say I'm excited about spending some time with him again is an understatement! More >>


Woodsmanship™ is a NEW course that is unique to Green School. 

We take one or two people for a day, with the possibility of a sleep out and introduce them to all of the skills and processes they need to be able to spend time in the woods as an individual, or with a group.

The Woodsmanship™ course will take you from absolute novice to the point of being an informed individual.  It will give you all of the tools needed for understand your own needs and make informed choices: but much more than this, it will introduce you to the sheer joy of being in the wilds with nature. More >>

Rod & ITV Loose Woman, Carol McGiffin.Rod with ITV's Carol McGiffin .

Green School takes on a "Loose Woman"

Rod has recently spent a day with Carol McGiffin, one of the presenters of ITV's Loose Women show: giving her some insights into several bushcraft skills for a programme feature.

Carol came out to Great Hampden to join Rod and spent time learning fire lighting (without matches), survival shelter building with natural materials, an introduction to tracking for animals, as well as being shown several medicinal and edible plants. This was filmed for a feature on the ITV1 Loose Women show (aired on Thurs 11th June 2009).

The filming, although serious, reflects the light-hearted nature of the show: Carol's good humour and (sometimes) cheeky nature shone throughout. She has now re-named herself "Wildcat C McG"!

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GO WILD. New publication

This is the fantastic new book by authors, and "Wild Mums" Jo Schofield and Fiona Danks. It features some great ideas for you and your kids to try out, if you want to all get into the outdoors together. Jo and Fiona may already be known to many for their previous book: Nature's Playground. Go Wild is aimed at young teenagers, and is full of common sense advice, ideas and colour photos.

Green School is proud to support the launch of this book, as it offers an accessible resource to getting outdoors. Rod has already helped Jo and Fiona with events to promote its launch in The Chilterns.

It's published by Francis Lincoln and is available in high street book shops or on-line. ISBN-10: 0711229392

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