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kingswoodbembridgeThe Bear Grylls Survival Academy has teamed up with Kingswood in Bembridge to offer lucky youngsters from across the Island and throughout the UK a chance to learn Bear’s extreme survival techniques.

Continuing the success of the Kids Survival Day Courses and Young Survivor Level 1 Award, the team is now offering youngsters the opportunity to take part in the experiences at a range of great new locations, which now includes the Isle of Wight. The courses are designed to give kids the opportunity to get back to basics, learn new skills, get outdoors and stay active, all in fantastic and inspirational environments.

The Young Survivor Level 1 Award  is a great combination of potentially life-saving survival techniques and four key focus modules: physical, mental, citizenship and environmental skills.

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Written by Bear and his close personal team to bring out the best in 13 to 15 year olds, the award focuses on leadership, communication, team work, bravery and all key elements of Bear’s ethos. Participants will epitomise Bear’s priorities of self-rescue by navigating through caves, forests and challenging terrain back to civilisation on this immersive overnight experience.

Bear Grylls has become known around the world as the most recognized face of survival and outdoor adventure, with experience gained during his seven seasons of Man vs. Wild/Born Survivor and the many skills learnt from his time with the British Reserve Special Forces.

Bear said:

“As a father of three young boys I love sharing my survival techniques and watching them set off on their adventures together. It is not only exciting and fun but teaches them useful life and outdoor skills and what it really means to be able to look after yourself when the chips are down”.

The Young Survivor Level 1 Award is running at  Bembridge during the Easter holidays (6th-7th and 9th-10th April). More dates coming soon for the summer holidays.

David Campbell, Marketing Director of Kingswood said:

“We are very excited to be working with the Bear Grylls Survival Academy team, combining our passions for outdoor adventure and education to create a truly memorable experience for young survivors.”

To find out more please visit and to book a place visit or call 0800 655 6560.

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