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Steven Kelly Talks About The Benefits Of Bushcraft Skills For Children

Updated on: 16 March,2021 12:00 AM IST  |  Mumbai
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Steven Kelly Talks About The Benefits Of Bushcraft Skills For Children And How It Can Develop Crucial Skills For Them In The Early Ages!

Steven Kelly Talks About The Benefits Of Bushcraft Skills For Children

Steven Kelly

Mental robustness and confidence form one of the most essential life skills. The way we learn different things have been changing with time, but certain ways have stood the test of time and continue to benefit us all!

One of these skills are Bushcraft and Survival skills, which have been helping humans for thousands of years and have remained a necessity for people living in ancient times. The best part of these skills is that they have helped learners enhance their confidence and take challenges head one.

Even today, these skills are helping people develop crucial life skills, especially children and students. As parents and teachers look for innovative ways of inculcating essential life skills in children, Bushcraft skills present as the best alternative as a tested method used for centuries.

There are numerous benefits to children, and in this article, we learn about these benefits from Bushcraft and Survival training expert Steven Kelly!


Who is Steven Kelly?

Steven Kelly is a full-time soldier serving in 29 Commando Regiment Royal Artillery. He has trained and instructed weapons, Survival and Bushcraft skills in the British army for 18 years, working in Afghanistan, Norway, Sierra Leone, and numerous other countries.

He is also the founder of South West Survival, a Bushcraft and Survival training company that trains Children and Students on crucial Survival skills with fun and engaging sessions.

Steven has trained thousands of people and has experienced the benefits in the life of Students first hand. Let's understand what he has understood from his experience.


Developing social skills

Social skills are one of the most critical skills for children. Being an effective communicator can pave the way to solutions to most problems in a student's life.

Learning Bushcraft skills involve various fun activities in which every participant needs to communicate with each other to complete the tasks. This helps them build communication skills and friends for life.


Problem-solving abilities

Students will face a lot of challenges while performing different activities during the learning process. They will have to think of alternatives and find solutions within a specific time frame.

This develops critical thinking abilities and gives them powers to brainstorm and look for solutions for every problem they face,


Confidence Building

Bushcraft skills build confidence and character in Children. The age of children represents the best time to learn these skills.

Children need to develop confidence, self-reliance and character in the early ages, which will benefit them all their life. Bushcraft and Survival skills help them do just that!


Learning ways to survive in challenging situations

Life is unpredictable, and anyone can face any challenge at any point of time in life. Survival skills prepare students to face challenging situations and protect themselves from various types of dangers.


Keeping fit with fun activities

Learning and practising Survival skills is basically enjoying a lot of fun activities and exploring natural habitats.

This fun habit will allow them to be physically fit while having an option to refresh their minds with engaging activities all their life.


Wish to have a session for your Children/Students?

Learn more about Steven Kelly and South West Survival on and get to know everything about survival and Bushcraft skills.

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