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Shelter Building

This is a practical session looking at the design and construction of emergency or temporary shelters. For accessibility and conservation these sessions are generally based around utilising materials such as tarpaulins, poles and strings, however wooded areas can bring along a variety of new ideas. Discussion on the sessions will consider and explore other materials that could be used and found in more remote environments. Pupils will be encouraged to look at location, shape, size and proportion and will build a variety of different shelters using different materials.  

On completion of each design the participants will then have the opportunity to evaluate their construction. If in any doubt as to which design is the best we can always introduce the 'Water Test' with the confident participants huddled under their construction.

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