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  1. BBC Radio 2 Interview with Jeremy Vine

    Today, Jonny has mainly been on the Jeremy Vine Programme on BBC Radio 2

    Today, Jonny has mainly been on the Jeremy Vine Programme on BBC Radio 2

    Lots of fun today talking about Bear attacks on BBC Radio 2 with Jeremy Vine.

  2. Dave Corper – Level 4

    Dave Corper - Level 4 Instructor

    Dave Corper – Level 4 Instructor

    Congratulations to Dave Corper who passed his Level 4 Instructors and Mentors Course.  You worked very hard for this award.  It showed too!  Well done Dave.  One of the team.

  3. 27-29 November in Staffordshire

    November 2016 Primitive Weapons Course in Staffordshire - Bows, Arrows and lots of Laughing!

    November 2016 Primitive Weapons Course in Staffordshire – Bows, Arrows and lots of Laughing!

    Level 2 Training Course in Staffordshire. Excellent skills one and all.

    Level 2 Training Course in Staffordshire. Excellent skills one and all.

  4. Wayfarer’s Course 2015 – Perhaps the toughest course ever!

    The toughest course!

    The toughest course!

    On the 15-20 November 2015 17 good ladies and gentlemen attended possibly the toughest course.  With 75mph winds, driving rain, hail, sleet, snow and the occasional spell of stunning sunshine, we take our hats off to these guys.  Outstanding skills too.  If you can make there, you can make it anywhere!

  5. Carl passes his Level 4 Instructors and Mentors Course

    Carl Proctor - Level 4 Instructor

    Carl Proctor – Level 4 Instructor

    Congratulations Carl.  A superb performance.  It’s been an absolute pleasure.

  6. Congratulations to the Level 2 and Level 3 Candidates 23-25 Oct in Staffordshire

    Congratulations to the candidates on the Level 2 Bushcraft, Survival and Wilderness Living Skills Assessment, the Level 3 Tracking Course and the Level 3 Foraging Course.  Outstanding skills!

  7. Congratulations to Georgi Milev – Now a Level 4 Instructor

    Georgi

    Georgi Milev – Congratulations Georgi on completing your Level 4 Instructors Certificate. A huge accomplishment. See you soon Georgi.

  8. NCFE Inspection – WooHoo!

    NCFE - Accrediting Our Amazing Courses!

    NCFE – Accrediting Our Amazing Courses!

    Survival School has just received back the Monitoring Report from the NCFE. All our accredited courses have been give the proverbial thumbs up – in a big way! We can proudly report that we’ve got 100%. Nothing buy ‘Excellent’ in all the columns and a big well done to all the assessors and verifiers. We are very chuffed with this and it should give everyone total confidence in Survival School and the instructors and courses.

  9. Family Bushcraft Course in Devon

    A lovely course with lovely people. Family Bushcraft Course in Devon.

    A lovely course with lovely people. Family Bushcraft Course in Devon.

     

    If you’d lik to join us in the woods, then we will be running more Family Bushcraft Courses in August 2016.  Please ping us an email to info@survivalschool.co.uk and ask to join our course distribution list.  See you next year.

  10. Alain Wright

    Alain Wright

    Alain Wright

    They say Alain was born with a fishing rod in his hand and this maybe true and may explain his passion for being outdoors. His passion for fishing especially fly fishing has meant he has developed a vast knowledge of the wildlife around him, having spent 30 years on the river bank.

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  11. Graham Fitton

    Graham Fitton

    Graham Fitton

    Graham’s first survival experience happened when we has just 10 years old.  He ran away with two tins of beans and half a packet of sugar puffs.  He lasted 4 days.  A couple of years later he started to study animals and their habitats and learnt how to trap and snare.  At 16, he joined the army a developed his passion for climbing.  He has climbed, worked and practised his bushcraft and survival skills all over Europe, North and South America, South Africa, Asia and Eastern Europe.

    After leaving the Army he completed MLTE and SPA training and has taught climbing and moorland/mountain walking.  He fell in love with the Pennines and now spends time on them every single day with his dogs.  He took six months off work and travelled through Africa on a motorbike until he run out of visas and came home via Norway for a change of scenery.  Graham works with a charity mentoring young people who have lost their way.  Teaching DofE and taking disadvantaged young people out into the country side.  Graham is interested in geology, archaeological landscapes, natural navigation, folklore, wood carving and stone masonry. Read more »

  12. Sadie

    Sadie, holding Tom.

    Sadie, holding Tom.

    Sadie began her career by teaching environmental education to school groups who visited an environmental centre in Berkshire, during my work experience for my National Diploma. Since then she has taught in a wildlife park and environmental centre in Devon and done further work experience in Dorset. Read more »

  13. Swedish Canoeing Expedition 2016

    If you fancy our eight day Swedish canoe trip for next year (24th-31st July 2016) the bookings are open! No experience needed and quite simply the trip of a life time.
    For more information please click on the link:

    It's not all white water, there are some of the most stunning lake sections too!

    It’s not all white water, there are some of the most stunning lake sections too!

  14. If you go down to the woods in May, you’ll see these guys

     

    What a weekend!  Amazing tracking skills, Level 2 training and a one day course on Foraging and Fire Lighting.  Well done everyone.  We love working with people like you!

    What a weekend! Amazing tracking skills.  Otters, deer, foxes and badgers.  Blind-folded tracking too.  How good are you guys?

    Level 2 Training Course - Never seen a group of people smiling so much when it is raining.

    Level 2 Training Course – Never seen a group of people smiling so much when it is raining.

    1 Day Course - Fire Lighting and Foraging.  Outstanding fire lighting in atrocious weather.  Well done one and all.

    1 Day Course – Fire Lighting and Foraging. Outstanding fire lighting in atrocious weather. Well done one and all.

  15. Level 2 Training Course 24-26 April in Staffordshire

    Level 2 Training Course - Excellent shelters built that stood up to torrential rain.  Well done everyone.

    Level 2 Training Course – Excellent shelters built that stood up to torrential rain. Well done everyone.

    Also, a big congratulations to Eric, Mark and Simon on achieving a wonderful pass in the Level 2 Assessment.

  16. Level 3 Primitive Crafts Course 24-26 April in Staffordshire

    Level 3 Primitive Weapons Course

    Level 3 Primitive Weapons Course

  17. Happy Easter? It certainly was for these lucky people!

    Level 2 Assessment.  Well done Robin and Andy.

    Level 2 Assessment. Well done Robin and Andy.

    Level 2 Training Course - it was a pleasure to spend time in the woods with you all.

    Level 2 Training Course – it was a pleasure to spend time in the woods with you all.

    Level 3 Primitive Crafts Course - superb bows, arrows, darts and atlatls.

    Level 3 Primitive Crafts Course – superb bows, arrows, darts and atlatls.

    Hope to see you all again soon folks!

  18. Level 2 Training and Hedge Laying Courses

    A wonderful wet and windy weekend in Staffordshire.  Level 2 and Hedge Laying Courses.

    A wonderful wet and windy weekend in Staffordshire. Level 2 and Hedge Laying Courses.

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  19. Weekend Bushcraft Courses

    Weekend Bushcraft Courses 6-8 March 2015

    Weekend Bushcraft Courses 6-8 March 2015

    Great to see you guys.

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    Level 2 Bushcraft Coarse in Devon 6-8 March 2015

    Top Fire Lighting Skills one and all.

     

  20. A lovely way to start Level 2 training in 2015

    22 Rangers vs Level 2 Training.  A fantastic result!

    22 Rangers vs Level 2 Training. A fantastic result!

    Well done everyone.  22 passes and all before the end of February.