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Alex Finberg

Carve a Slingshot (Parent & Child) Workshop - 05.03.2023

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Workshop: Carve a Slingshot Workshop 
Date: Sunday 5th March 2023
Times: 09:00 - 12:00
Location: Ambios, Lower Sharpham Barton Farm, Ashprington TQ9 7DX 
: Suitable for beginners and intermediate woodcarvers 
: All Tools, Resources, Tea, Coffee & Healthy Snack Provided

Carve a Slingshot Workshop
The Slingshot is a childhood rite of passage! We'll hand-carve a proper slingshot capable of shooting a 20 yard range from either Hazel or Ash. This makes for a fun and engaging workshop and you'll come away with a slingshot of your own, together with a bag of clay shot to practice at home with. 

This is a parent and child workshop, suitable for children over 6 who must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

1 Ticket buys 1 adult place AND 1 child place. 

It is recommended that only 1 child per adult attend, so each adult can supervise their child and get the most from the workshop 


Format of The Day
09:00am - Arrival, Introductions, Tea & Coffee and a walk to the woods (we'll be in the forestry barn if it is raining)

09:15am - Introduction to slingshots, knife safety demonstrations 

09:30am - Carve Slingshots from Green Ash or Hazel Forks 

11:30m - Slingshot Target Practice

12pm - Finish

A Word on Slingshots
Slingshot shooting giving lessons in accuracy, self discipline and the satisfaction of hitting a target! The slingshots we are carving have the potential to be weapons, we kindly ask all parents to supervise their children on the workshop itself to ensure they are using the catapults as instructed. 

At home we recommend children using their slingshot in a dedicated outdoor practice area and only when supervised

Approach to Learning
My approach to running workshops is to make them as enjoyable and as accessible as possible. Together as a group we create a positive learning environment where there is no such thing as a stupid question(!) and everyone is put at ease to relax into and enjoy the day. 

I am a trained forest school leader with outdoor first aid and paediatric first aid qualifications, safeguarding level 3, and an enhanced DBS

Our venue is located at Lower Sharpham Barn by the edge of the River Dart, home to Ambios and a large scale re-wilding project with some of the most stunning views in the South of England! 

The venue is best navigated to via what3words (professed.lions.scoop) as it can be tricky to find for the first time. Please allow an additional 5 minutes to get down the track for the first time

What To Bring  
Sturdy Footwear 
Warm Clothes, Hat & Gloves (we will ideally be carving outside) 
Tools if you have them (none required though!)

Terms & Conditions
Suitable for Adults (18+) and Children (8+)
Non Refundable, Transferable

Early Bird Tickets are available for £35 

Standard Tickets are available for £45

Concessions will be made available once 6 places are filled. If you would like to sponsor a concessionary place, feel free to add a tip at checkout. This will be added to the concessions pot and go towards funding someone on low income with a place. 

The workshop requires a minimum of 6 participants to run, should the course not fill 6 places, the workshop will be postponed and scheduled with a minimum of 2 weeks notice prior to the course, with the option of a refund or transfer onto the subsequent course.