Trewern: Bushcraft

At Thomas Arnold we work hard to make our school a place where children acquire the character virtues that lead to success in school and university, in work and life beyond. Essential to this is our understanding of what constitutes Character Education.

Character Education can be defined as the active development of character strengths or virtues in young people. The practice of character education is based on the view that these strengths are not merely given but can be developed through instruction and practice.

Working with friends to build a shelter, start a fire and cook on it in the Welsh countryside is one of the best examples of a character building experience we can think of.

It also happens to be great fun.