Treehouses, ropes and ladders with Jon Cree - Sat 9th March 2019 only
Saturday 9th March 2019
10:00 - 16:00
Tutor: Jon Cree
Learn how to make outdoor play structures for children from wood and rope, combined with natural features at your site. This course is for outdoor educators wishing to be a little more adventurous with creative play structures at their sites. The training will cover techniques and know-how on building safe but slightly risky (!) structures with children that can enhance creativity and physical play at your site.
You will learn techniques for:
- Making rope swings, rope bridges, rope crawls and rope walks
- Combining wood with rope including simple rope ladders and tree houses
- Making free standing wooden structures such as ladders and sculptures to climb on
Day 1 will cover basic tool work, knot and rope work in order to construct ladders, ‘climbing frames’, temporary rope swings and rope courses. We will look at how to work with young people in constructing basic structures that includes working with trees or if the trees in your own settings are limited how to construct features by adding structures such as ‘beams’ to trees and working with A frames and ‘safe anchoring’. This day will also start looking at the basics of constructing a tree house.
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