Through teaching children small achievable and progressively more challenging tasks children can achieve something that would have seemed impossible. Young children are taught to use small hand tools in a safe environment; such as being shown how to use peelers to peel sticks to use as toasting forks, and given the opportunity to cook their own dampers on the fire.
As they get older they may learn how to use the bow saw, how to do lashings and light fires using flint. Opportunities for taking appropriate risks are linked to a growth in confidence and enhancement of self-esteem and independence.
Children learn to respect their environment, develop and nurture respect and responsibility for themselves, other people and the environment in a truly empowering experience, which is also exciting, healthy and fun!