Written by Phil Brown, Badger Bushcraft Tuesday, 14 December 2010 17:22
Prone as I am to reflection during the quiet moments of the day I pondered on what really defines a “Job Well Done”. Sifting though some files provided the answer and brought back some fond memories.
There are many factors that come to mind when we sit back at the end of the day and reflect on a job that has gone well. It may be that clients verbally state that they are pleased with a bespoke day or week long Bushcraft Course. There might be an inbox full of thanks after running a Bushcraft Family Learning Day with some attached pictures. All of these are very rewarding and there is a tremendous “feel good factor” that invokes a sense of pride knowing that all the effort was worth while and customers are satisfied and happy with the services we have provided.
The most satisfying of feedback can come from the young people we work with in schools across the south-east of the country. As I was clearing through some files in the filing cabinet I found a wonderful card made earlier this year by the children of Woodpeckers class at Egerton Church of England Primary School.
We had worked in the school and designed and delivered one of our Bespoke School Based Projects that included:-
- History – a look at bushcraft and primitive technology through the ages
- Nature Walk – looking at native plants and trees covering bushcraft, food and medicinal uses
- Art Session and Literacy – based on bushcraft and craft items
- Survival and Survival Kit – a look at some survival kit and how it is used
Feedback from the class teacher Mrs. Voller was exceptionally positive:-
"Dear Phil, Thank you so much for the fantastic “Badger Bushcraft” day yesterday. All the children loved every moment of it, and were totally enthused by all the wonderful artefacts, tools and objects you provided for them. It was lovely to learn so much about our village environment as well as the amazing properties of local plant life! I think this kind of learning is so important for the children and I am sure should ever the opportunity arise, they would love to know more! Thank you again for a wonderfully informative and professionally planned and presented day.”
But the best feedback came from the young people of Woodpeckers class, this was presented in a large card drawn by the pupils and signed by them all.
We were thrilled to receive this and now that I have managed to find this misplaced card in the filing cabinet we will have it framed and put in pride of place on the office wall