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KE061 - Woodland Crafts: Making a Basket to Contain Your Stress

Date: Wednesday week 23 (27 March)
Time: 12:00 - 16:00
Number of hours: 1x 4 hour session
Employability Points: 10 points (Based on 100% attendance)

basket

Basket making

 

Course outline

This course comprises of a field workshop in which you will make a simple basket through a process of interacting with the construction materials. The key objective of the course will be to reflect upon this making as a means of self-expression and release/relief of stress.

Learning outcomes

By the end of the workshop you will:

understand the materials (hazel + willow) and how to manipulate them into a basic basket design

explore the creative process as a means of engaging in stress-relief

there will be a formative assessment in the form of the observation and discussion of your basket making, and your reflections upon it

 

You will need to wear old clothes and sturdy footwear.

The craft area in Brotherhood Wood is accessible to anyone who can walk without significant difficulty.

 

 

 

KE086 - Zak & Lottie: Tackling Online Radicalisation and Sexual Grooming

Zak and Lottie

Zak & Lottie: Tackling Online Radicalisation and Sexual Grooming

Date: Wednesday, week 22 (20 March)
Time: 11:00-14:00 Note that the time has changed from previously advertised.
Number of hours: 3 hours (1x 3 hour session)
Employability Points: 15 points maximum
(Based on 100% attendance)

Course outline

A standalone 3 hour workshop based on the Centre for Child Protection serious game simulations Zak, spotting the signs of radicalisation and Lottie, tackling online sexual grooming. There will be an introduction into grooming methods.

Students will then go through the simulations as a group with the opportunity for small group activities and self-reflection on their own internet usage and safety.

Please be aware that this course discusses difficult and sensitive issues relating to child protection. We would encourage you to seek appropriate support and advice if the course content raises any personal issues or causes you distress.

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this course students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an increased awareness around the process of radicalisation and Grooming
  • Identify and discuss factors/indicators of radicalisation and Grooming
  • Consider aspects of internet safety
  • Self-reflect on their own and other behaviour
  • Understand where and to whom they should report their concerns on radicalisation, internet safety, grooming and exploitation
  • Identify some of the procedures in place to support individuals affected by these issues
  • Recognise factors attributed to the grooming process
  • Understand how to stay safe both on and offline
  • Identify and discuss  factors/indicators of online grooming and exploitation

 

 

KE160 - Woodland Crafts: Hazel Hurdles (Fence Sections)

Dates: Wednesday week 22 (20 March)
Time: 12:00-16:00
Number of hours: 4 hours
Employability Points: 10 points maximum (Based on 100% attendance)

Acting for BeginnersHazel Hurdles (Fence Sections)

Course outline

One of the principle traditional uses of hazel coppice was in the production of hazel hurdle (woven fence panels). This workshop will instruct participants in the process of producing traditional hazel hurdles – from the cutting and processing of the split hazel, though to the finished article. Participants will also come to understand the historical and ecological importance of the practice.

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this course students will be able to:

  • Understand the tradition, historical and ecological significance, and the process of making hurdles (fence panels) from coppiced hazel - and have the experience of collectively making a hazel hurdle.

**Students will need to be properly prepared by wearing old clothes and sturdy footwear. Feel free to also bring a tea mug and your favourite tea bags if PG Tips won’t do.**

 

The craft area in Brotherhood Wood is accessible to anyone who can walk without significant difficulty.

 

 

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