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Seasons Greetings!

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It is with great pleasure that the Native Awareness Team can announce our 2012 course schedule. We are especially excited about offering our family camp, The Native Family Experience, as this is how we initially began. It is with great anticipation that we can run this class and expand the Native Awareness community to the next generation. 

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Published on 6th Dec 2011

Exciting Courses!

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Great anticipation is now present within the Native Awareness team due to the Native Skills 3 class that is to be run in October. We have the pleasure of John Lord’s company as he will be passing on his experience with stone and other primitive tools on the class. For those who are not familiar with John, we believe he is the most respected flint knapper in the UK and James has known him for many years as John has helped him understand the art of knapping. In fact it was John who helped put Native Awareness on the internet by designing the first website. Each meeting with him and his wife Val brings many fascinating insights into our European prehistoric ancestors and how we can use their skills today.

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Published on 29th Sep 2011

Countryfile Magazine

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Last spring Native Awareness was asked to participate in a feature written by The BBC Country File Magazine. For the day we were joined by presenter Jules Hudson and photographer Rob Scott. We spent it giving them both a flavour of the skills that we teach at Native Awareness as well as discuss ideas about prehistoric Britain.

It was an enjoyable time even despite the frigid temperature. The day before the interview we went up to the Elmley Castle estate to set up camp. The hill was beautifully still and really quite warm for February. The next morning we had a northerly wind that blew the warmth out of us all…

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Published on 15th Jun 2011

Wild Foods, Fire Day And More!

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We officially commence mainstream classes this year with Native Gift. In March we will be teaching one of our most anticipated classes. Native gift is as the title suggests, a Gift for those students who have taken Native Skills 1 and above. We very much appreciate the support of our students and so we only charge a minimum cost for this class; it also provides us with the opportunity to meet up with old friends from previous years and share skills. We whole heartedly encourage you to come and bring with you skills that you might be working on for others to see as well as to offer advice. 

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Published on 13th Jan 2011

What to look for in the woods this month:

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