Working with local schools in the Forest of Dean, this project seeks to enthuse and inspire children and young adults to look at and explore their unique forest environment. We look to build a legacy of proud, active, interested Foresters who will work to protect and promote their heritage, benefiting from the accumulated learning resources gathered over the delivery period from a range of our projects.
This project aims to enthuse local teachers and children about their natural, built and cultural heritage, so that they become proud of their Forest heritage and will protect and promote it in future.
Lydbrook Primary school have already fully immersed themselves in the Foresters’ Forest programme by re-writing their school curriculum to embrace their local heritage. This will now be used as a model for other schools.
Lydbrook School teachers will use their experiences to inspire other schools to follow on, creating further resources for all to share on an educational ‘hub’, possibly in a secondary school. Although the work so far demonstrates how well the Foresters’ Forest can be integrated into primary school work, there will be an expansion into secondary schools in the delivery phase, possibly using the transition period for Year 6 children moving up to Year 7 as an opportunity.
Sharing learning experiences will be an important part of the schools collaboration, including 'Schools Days' held each year where we invite local teachers and our projects to display and discuss the works completed.
You can volunteer to help organise events at schools.
Click here to go to Lydbrook School's page about their involvement in the Foresters' Forest programme.
You might be surprised what you find!
From creating habitats for our wildlife or improving our waterways, to recording oral histories or finding old photos, there’s always something going on to get involved in!