Tool Use and Maintanence for Forest School Leaders

Saturday, 6 Jul 2013 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Cardiff Metropolitan University, Cyncoed Campus
Cardiff CF23 6XD
£15 for members of FSW £30 for non members (includes a year of membership to FSW)
Barbara Haddrill
01654 700061

This course is an absolute must for any Forest School practitioner!  How many of us look after our FS tools properly?   The course will cover an area that is sometimes underdeveloped on training FS level 3 practitioners, due to time constraints. The day will be spent looking at the use of tools and their maintenance. A range of tools will be covered but a focus will be put upon knife use and the sharpening and maintenance of this most important outdoor learning tool. The focus will be upon its safe use, covering a number of recognized holds or grasps and the various ways that these can be used effectively. Participants should go away with new skills, knowledge and hopefully some artefacts. We will also look at sharping axes and secateurs.

This course will be run by Martin Cook and Chantelle Haughton.  Dr. Martin Cook is a senior lecturer at Cardiff Metropolitan University. He is a member of the university’s outdoor learning team. He delivers Forest School training up to level 3 at the Cyncoed Campus of the university and also offers green woodworking courses and rustic furniture making courses.

You may wish to bring along a whittling knife, however, all knives and tools will be provided during the course.

On completion of the course you will receive a certificate to add to your portfolio.

To book your place, please download the Booking Form and post to our office in Machynlleth.

If you require accommodation, please contact us for details.