Work Sessions


We aim to start 09:30. Make sure you are on site about 15 minutes before. (Important for Temple Island Meadows where the gates close 09:25).

Work sessions normally end 12:30.

If possible ring us on 0118 972 4228 a couple of days before the activity to let us know you are attending, alternatively send us an e-mail or just show up on the day and ask for the leader of the day. Please wear old, warm clothes and sturdy boots and bring waterproofs.

Refreshments are provided. However, remember to bring along enough to drink on hot days as well as sun cream and other sun protection for those sunny days. Children are welcome, when accompanied by an adult, and children’s tools are provided. Because of the types of activities we undertake, tetanus injections need to be kept up to date – please contact your GP for details.

What to expect?

Each session is led by two team leaders who are responsible for the smooth running of the session.
All the sessions follow roughly the following format:

‘Tool Talk’ – the safe handling and correct use of tools are discussed. We also talk about the aim of the day.

Warm up – exercises to prepare muscles for activity and reduce the risk of injury.

1 1/2 hour work session.
Work sessions always have light and heavy tasks, there is something for everybody. What is rule though, is that we try to do most of the activities by hand to burn the calories and to get the blood flowing!

Refreshments – including home made cakes! Time for that all important chat up on everybody’s ongoing businesses and adventures.

1 1/2 hour work session.
Another session to stay warm and to improve your health. We work in many different locations (see ‘Our sites’) and tasks vary with the location. Wet in Ewelme, not always though, and various dryer tasks in forest and on estates.

Gather up tools
A check to see if all tools used are returned.

Cool down – exercises to prevent stiffness.

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