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Next week I'm running a project at Cogges near Witney (Oxfordshire) with young people aged 14 to 18 and I thought I might try to post something to a discussion each evening as we progress. We're going to be building an outdoor wattle & daub thatched shelter and cooking each day in the earth ovens. Some of the youngsters are coming from a youth offending background and others are just local kids - at the moment we don't have enough participants. Karen Wydler and I are running the activities (her woodland project Touchwood Trees is amazing) so we'll let you know how it goes as it unfolds but the main areas of interest for us are introducing the playstation generation to concepts like foraging, self sufficiency (on a very simple level of using what one can find), safe use of tools and fire, simple cooking and a bit of history around Saxon life. All of it proper Fireside Learning! Will post more next week and hope that people are interested in joining in the discussion....(ps we hope we might be little bit 'world changing' - hence the choice of category)