Discover this short, free educational program comprising 9 videos designed to help you learn how to navigate, orientate yourself by learning to read maps and to use a compass. You'll also learn how to get your bearings using your surroundings. The videos in this program have been created so that you won't need to worry about getting lost when out walking, exploring, hiking, trekking and so on! Map reading is a useful skill whether in the city or in the countryside, and when coupled with a compass can never run out battery or experience a technical fault as a phone or GPS navigation system might! So, learn the basics of navigation with this program which was developed with an expert mountain guide - it's your key to getting out into nature, without getting lost. Follow the videos one-by-one in the order they come for a comprehensive learning experience all about navigation. All that's left to do is to get out and hit the trail - the mountains, forests and even cities are yours! Enjoy your walk.
In this free educational video program you can learn some simple tips to help you plant, maintain and thne harvest plants such as fruits and vegetables in your garden or allotment. From building seedling flat trays to harvesting fruits and processing grains, following the videos in the program to find out how to grow your garden and produce your own food. Growing your own food allows you to become more self-sufficient and therefore more autonomous, it also goes a long way to lowering your carbon footprint as your rely less on imported, store-bought produce. We want to show you that growing your own food and cultivating your garden using natural, organic techniques is something everyone can do.
This online tutorial video program teaches adults how to ride a bike. The program aims to encourage people who have never ridden a bike to learn cycling. It is designed for adults to be able to learn it by themselves. It is never too late to start cycling! These video series are designed for beginner adults who want to learn cycling. The program was created thanks to the support of Deacthlon. The videos were conceived with the expert guidance of Guillaume Guerard, a qualified cycling instructor and life-long bike enthusiast. The program gives an introduction to cycling for adults then explains essential techniques including: scooting, balancing and pedalling and finishes up with some handy exercises that could be practiced easily after mastering all the previous steps.
This free, educational video program has been carefully crafted to give you useful tips when teaching a child to ride a bike. Learning how to ride a bike is one of the defining moments of childhood. It helps the child develop their coordination and spatial awareness, and sets them on the path to becoming a more independent young adult. We believe that, whatever the age you learn it at, cycling is an essential skill, and once you do learned, is itnever really forgetten. In this video program we will break down the learning process into several manageable steps. Only move on to the next one, once the child has comfortably mastered the skills demonstrated in the previous video. They are targeted at children and the parents, guardians or adults who may wish to teach them how to ride in a safe and speedy manner. This video may also serve as a valuable resorce for school teachers or cycling instructors. The program was created thanks to the support of Deacthlon. The videos were conceived with the expert guidance of Guillaume Guerard, a qualified cycling instructor and life-long bike enthusiast whose advice and pedagogical tips were invaluable. He works teaching children how to cycle safely and reponsibly every day. This program comprises five videos which are broken down into the basics elements of cycling, which are: Scooting, Balancing, Pedalling, and finally some really useful training drills and learning games to help consolidate the previous steps. Cycling a great sport. It can be used as a primary mode of transport or simply for recreational and sporting purposes. It has an extremely low environmental impact and helps people to lead a more independent and mobile life. Teaching a child to ride a bike is an incredibly rewarding experience which stays with both teacher and student forever. If you have any comments or feedback on the exericses shown in these videos, then please feel free to write to us in the comments section of each video, we'd love to hear back from you. Enjoy your ride!
This free video program has been designed to teach you the basics of road cycling. It aims to demonstrate the key elements of this popular, yet physically demanding sport in the hopes of making it accessible to a greater number of people. Road cycling is an excellent way of inscreasing one's fitness and muscular strength. Rides are also often very social events and there are now amateur road cycling clubs all over the world. The tips and techniques outlined in these videos are targeted at beginner-level cyclists or complete newcomers to the sport wishing to deepen their knowledge of the basics. The program was created thanks to the support of Deacthlon. The videos were conceived with the expert guidance of Guillaume Guerard, a qualified cycling instructor and life-long bike enthusiast. The program has been structured into four chapters on: the necessary pre-ride checks and equipment; learning how to correctly master the different componetns of the bike itself; how to improve your riding technique; and essential road cycling tips. The sport of road cycling has enjoyed a meteoric rise in popularity in recent decades. This program shows you that it is a sport which can be practiced by almost anyone, anywhere. Remember that this is probably one of the most demanding cycling sports, so improving will take hard work and plenty of effort, but the results are definitely worth it. Road cycling is a great way to stay in shape, build strength and to make friends. Cycle safe and enjoy your ride!
In this educational video program, you will learn the basics of masonry. The masonry program has been created to provide useful and accessible content for anyone seeking to learn the fundamentals of masonry. It serves to guide vocational empowerment as well as basic self reliance at home. This course will simplify the technical aspects of the work at hand. This curriculum was developed to provide free content in aid of workers entering into the construction industry in India. However, it covers the universal basics of masonry and introduces key concepts and techniques to anyone who wishes to learn. The masonry program has been created thanks to the support of Castorama. It has been split into the following categories: Introduction to masonry, Components and Materials, Tools, Safety & Maintenance, and Construction. A Mason has a complex job at hand demanding a deep understanding of different materials and how they interact with each other. Creating solid structures based on two-dimensional blueprints requires one to constantly strengthen skills and knowledge. Although experience is the most important aspect learning in any practical field, a good foundation will ensure a smooth learning curve. Let's begin!
In this educational video program, you will learn how to be a woodworker. The key objective of this program is to help individuals develop the unique skill sets required for woodworking. It has been structured with the hope of opening up professional opportunities, or to simply enrich life with a demanding and useful hobby. The introduction to tools and techniques, along with step-by-step projects, will provide a basic foundation to get you started in the field. The information and instructions contained in this video series are meant to provide beginners with a basic introduction to the skills required in woodworking. The Woodworking Program was created thanks to the support of Kingfisher. It has been split into the following categories: introduction to woodworking, marking tools, measuring tools, saws, planing and shaving tools, hammers and mallets, chisels, rasp and file, drills, screwdrivers, finishing, clamps and vice, joinery, power tools, making simple tools, and projects. Woodworking involves design, planning and layout, and execution with hands-on proficency. The woodworker will always find his problem-solving skills being challenged, but the satisfaction of crafting useful things for people is hugely rewarding. The abstract thinking and physical coordination required for woodworking makes it an ideal field for those in pursuit of discipline and excellence from work that bears practical results. Welcome to the world of woodworking!
In this 'Electricity for Everyone' program, you will discover practical lessons that you can try at home. In each a video, a new lesson will be given, or a new subject introduced. It's up to you to decide what interests you most, and what may be the most useful for you in setting up your electrical installation at home. The lessons we give are for beginners to the principles of electricity and basic circuitry. Over the course of the program, you will learn about the risks of an electrical installation. You will also learn how to save energy and get the most out of your electrical household appliances. This program was created in collaborations with volunteers from the charity Electricens Sans Frontières (Electricians Without Borders). The installation of electricity networks is essential for social and economic development. It means that the essential buildings of a town can be lit up, such as schools and hospitals, it also makes roads safer and even gives people access to clean drinking water
Discover over 50 videos containing advice on how to hike well and safely. Starting from the basics of navigation, this hiking program will teach you how to use a map and a compass to get your bearings; you will then learn how to plan your trek; decide on the hiking gear and equipment you will need on the trail; how to respond in case of unforseen problems; how to to clean and care for your backpacking equipment after a hike; and finally, how to stretch and cool down the muscles after a long hiking session. This program was developed with expert professional mountain guide Xavier Gadat who lent his expertise on the program to you discover or improve at this sporting activity, which is regardly as widely accessible since it can be done virtually anywhere. Be sure to the follow the chapters in order for a full learning experience - the program has been especially adapted for newcomers to the sport of hiking, although more experience hikers simply looking for a few extra backpacking tips and tricks may wish to pick and choose from the videos they find the most relevant. Remember to take care of your body, especially your feet, after a long hike. Take the relevant safety precautions we outline in our videos and most of all, have fun! Hiking, backpacking, trekking - call it what you will - is a great way to get outdoors and to be in and amongst the beauty nature, giving a feeling of total freedom and self-reliance. It also gives the hiker the chance to revel in the delight of pushing their body to new limits and can be enjoyed alone on solo expeditions or with friends as part of a group. Happy hiking!
Follow these 13, simple and easy-to-follow to learn how to swim the breaststroke. This program is designed to introduce to the breaststroke gradual way, taking from the basic technique, through to advanced exercises to perfect the stroke. The videos decompose the stroke into its basic elements for an easier learning progress which can help you target your weakest points. Follow the program through in its order to get a fully-rounded learning experience and to learn quickly and have fun at the same time! The exercises we show you are designed predominantly for beginners who are new to swimming the breaststroke, though they are equally useful to any swimmer looking to brush up on the basics. The program was created in partnership with Decathlon and in collaboration with Pierrick le Flock a professional swimming coach who specialises in teaching the breaststroke specifically. The programs comprises 4 chapters: Warming up; the Basic Techniques; Exercises to Improve your Breastroke Technique; and Warming Down after swimming. This is an excellent stroke for beginner swimmers and allows the individual to grow in confidence in the water since the face is not constantly submerged. It’s also a great all-body workout and is a stroke that you can keep up over longer distances than the backstroke and front crawl which cause swimmers to fatigue more quickly. Over to you!
In this educational video program you will discover techniques and exercises to help you learn how to swim the front crawl. The key objective of the 11 videos in this program is to inspire more people to try out this essential swimming technique. It also contains useful swimming exercises which swimmers can use to improve their front crawl swimming techniques. The front crawl is one of the of most widely-practiced swimming strokes, and learning how to swim is a fundamental skill that everyone should have. This program was created thanks to the support of Decathlon, SIKANA's partner for the Sports topic, as well as Pierrick le Floch, whose expert advice as a professional swimming coach was invaluable. The front crawl program has been split into the following chapters: How to Warm Up Before Swimming; The Basic Techniques; Drills to Improve your Front Crawl; Stretching After a Swim. Knowing how to swim could be potentially life-saving, but it’s also a great sport to learn because of the many benefits in terms of fitness and wellbeing that it can bring about. It’s an excellent cardiovascular sport that works out the entire body in one go, and is low impact on joints, - making it unrivalled as a sport you can use to recover from injury. Follow the videos and try them out for yourself. Over to you!
In this educational video program, you will learn how to play badminton. The aim is to make badminton accessible to all individuals who are eager to learn, and inspire them to enjoy the game, develop great stamina, reflexes, flexibility and general fitness. The step-by- step breakdown of the shots and the drills will serve as a solid theoretical foundation. The exercises in this video program are designed for beginners and players who want to learn the basics and hone their existing skills. This program was created thanks to the support of Decathlon, SIKANA's partner for the Sports topic, and with the participation of Sebastiao Diãs de Oliveira, founder of the Associação Miratus de Badminton. It has been split into the following categories: learning the basics of badminton, holding the racket, footwork, forehand, backhand, serve and drop shot techniques and training drills. Remember to warm up before and warm down after playing. Badminton is a great physical activity that improves your fitness, strength and coordination. Playing it regularly sharpens your reflexes and improves agility. It can help prevent various health problems such as high blood pressure, diabetes and obesity. It is also extremely accessible and can be played in indoor and outdoor, in a club, in a park or on the street. Playing badminton is a fantastic way to make new friends and lead a happy and healthy life. Enjoy your game!
Oil, butter and cream are widely used in the culinary world for cooking, adding flavour, seasoning and for lending a creamy texture to dishes. In this program, learn modern techniques to best use these ingredients
Build your own sustainable and trendy furniture out of wood and recycled pallets. Over 30 ideas to try out home with little equipment needed. Each video presents a new DIY upcycling project to inspire to creating something new out of something old. The Upcycling Wooden Pallets program is broken down into chapters each containing videos on DIY projects for the home both inside and out. Working with wood and repurposing pallets is easy, cheap and environmentally-friendly since it reduces waste, so rest assured that you won't need to be a woodworking expert to try out these simple tutorials! Nevertheless, we recommend that you start off with the easier projects if you are new to DIY and woodworking in general, before moving on to the more complex projects. Beware that working with wood requires the use of tools which are often heavy or sharp so exercise caution when handling them and always make sure that you have the appropriate personal protective gear, notable work gloves, eye masks to protect you from splinters and a face mask - especially when using chemical products. Work in an uncluttered, well-lit, well-ventilated environment and keep young children well away from tools or unfinished projects. The program is structured into three main parts: preparing your wooden pallet, learning how to give old wood a new lease of life, and finally making furniture and other household items. Before attempting a project, make sure that you have the tools and materials you will need which are given at the start of each video. So, what are you waiting for? Let's get creating!
The origins of yoga can be traced back to India several thousands of years ago. It’s physical, mental and spiritual benefits are numerous. This program is aimed to help novices who hope to learn the basic positions and essential techniques, in order to improve their flexibility, concentration, strength and to manage their stress levels.
In this programme we will learn the art of Origami, which is all about folding a single sheet paper in order to create different shapes and forms. Depending on your level of ability, or of those around you, you can start learning from our beginner, intermediate and advanced level tutorials. Once you’ve got the basics down, you will be able to grow your skills and begin created you very own origami.
Modern farming techniques have caused soil depletion leading to a more limited level of food production on the local scale. Cultivating small land spaces can foster greater local food sovereignty in an environmentally sustainable way. In this programme you will learn how to grow produce using the pioneering Grow Biointensive approach.
Compost is an ecological way of recycling organic waste while simultaneously fertilizing soil to increase its productivity. In this program you will learn how to make a compost pile, collect compost and use it in a garden.