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At Wild Earth, we believe that the vocation of working with young people is not simply about sharing knowledge with a particular age group, but that it is an entire skill set in itself. It requires a genuine passion for the work and the ability to win the respect of those who may have lost their trust in the established world.

As we work with young people who are often the hardest to reach, recruitment is a comprehensive service we specialise in. Bushcraft and Survival Skills, creative arts and music making are vehicles we use to support young people to find their own stride.


We offer bespoke programmes that suit the needs of the group:

- Short taster/getting know know you sessions covering  bushcraft and survival, music and art.

- Didgeridoo playing and Aboriginal Arts

- Day long sessions based at a local park, in school grounds or at one of our woodland sites

- Bushcraft and Survival Overnight Camps and longer Residentials

- Summer and half-term workshops based at youth clubs

-  16 - 19 Bushcraft and Employability Programme

- Structured 6 - 10 week  'Alternative Curriculum' Self-Development and Bushcraft Programme

- OCN 1 and 2 in Bushcraft and Survival Skills


"The young, free to act on their own initiative, can lead their elders in the direction of the unknown...

The children, the young, must ask the questions that we would never think to ask, but enough trust must be

re-established so that the elders will be permitted to work with them on the answers."

- Margaret Mead


"Thank you so much for such an enjoyable couple of days. Both Stuart and I thought it was excellent and we had some very positive feedback from all the young people who took part."

-  Jill,

  3 Estates Youth Work Project,


NEET young people from Nuneaton and Bedworth have been delivering 'Tools Not Weapons' - an anti-knife crime project in Nuneaton originally funded by the Ben Kinsella Fund through The Prince’s Trust with training and support provided by Wild Earth.

Warwickshire County Council have

funded Wild earth to develope this programme.

The ‘Tools Not Weapons’ project gives a positive voice to young people from Nuneaton and Bedworth who want to give back to their local community. The main message of the young people is to respect the knife as a tool that can be used to create and not as a weapon to destruct.


Tools Not Weapons

Wild Earth provides a unique programme of bushcraft and employability to the 16-19 NEET young people. The young people set off on a journey of self-discovery, learning life skills through outdoor activities and applying them in everyday life situations especially while seeking employment opportunities or training.


Along with outdoor skills, the young people are trained in job skills such as CV writing, job search, interview skills and becoming job ready. Our instructors are experienced professionals and we invite experts from the industry as guest speakers to inspire the young people.

16-19 Employability Programmes

Wild Earth | Company No. 07715266 | KOCO Community Resource Centre, The Arches, Spon End, Coventry CV1 3 JQ | Tel: 02476 920 025

Email: info@wild-earth.org.uk