School Visits to Woodlands
Bring the environment to life for primary school age children with free creative and inspirational workshops led by the Greenwood Team. We can tailor each session to meet your needs and the age and ability of the pupils. Choose themes such as habitats, food chains, sensory walks and natural art amongst others.
"As always Greenwood hosted us with the friendliness, flexibility and fantastic organisation which we have experienced every time we have visited. With school budgets as they are, I thank my lucky stars that I can bring the children to such a wonderful place as Brierley Forest and allow the children to have some fantastic experiences without it costing us a penny." - Teacher, All Saints Infants School.
Bringing Greenwood to Your School
Would you like to work with a dedicated tree planting team, free of charge, to help guide your school with advice to design a scheme and practical help to plant trees in your school or community?
Trees for Learning, a Defra-funded project aimed at reconnecting children with nature, has successfully helped forty-five primary schools to plant over 5,000 trees in their school grounds or other public spaces. The project has also helped teachers to see the benefits of working outdoors by showing how trees could be used for curriculum-based activities. Teachers commented:
"An inspirational session, the children were engaged, excited and could recall information. The session linked to the NC and it was well lead and delivered. Ideas are going to be used in the teaching of our forest schools. A great session and we need more like this in schools, would recommend and be more than happy to participate in further events. Thank you”
"Every session was fabulous. Staff and pupils could not choose a favourite and were all fully engaged. The team’s enthusiasm was contagious and they passed on their knowledge to us in an engaging way. We loved it!
We can offer:
- Free advice - to help design a planting scheme which meets the needs of the school.
- Free trees – we will order and arrange for the trees to be delivered to the schools
- Free practical support – we can help plan, publicise and deliver a planting event for the school community
- We can also provide advice and resources to encourage and support outdoor learning at the school or nearby green space.
To find out more or arrange a site visit please contact Nic Wort, Greenwood Project Officer at email@example.com or tel: 0115 993 2601
Every Season Outdoors
Environmental educators have compiled a set of activities to help schools explore and learn about trees in school grounds and local green spaces. Activities are arranged by season and key stage (EYFS KS1 and KS2). Download your pack here