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Outdoor Education


Watch out for further blogs on all aspects of outdoor education in woodlands and forests throughout 2020 We welcome new blogs on all aspects of outdoor education. Please share these pages with others.

To find out more about the RFS Teaching Trees project which works with primary schools in local woods please follow the link here 


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Top 20 books for inspired Forest Learning 

January 2020 

Looking for books to inspire children and young people to visit and love our woodland and forests? Our Teaching Trees team has come together to create their top 20 books. More here 





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Songs to Sing in a Wood

August 2019

Having given you their thoughts on 20 books to inspire the young, our Teaching Trees team has come up with their top songs to sing with youngsters in the wood. Give them a try and let us see and hear how you get on! Find them here


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 Welcoming Becky

January 2019

How Becky Wilkinson , our new Teaching Trees Cordinator,has hit the ground running as she takes this 'absolutely outstanding' programme forwards in 2019. More here




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Finding our voices in the woodland

October 2018

Georgia Spooner is our Gloucestershire Teaching Trees Officer. In this blog she describes a primary school visit with a speech and language focus which turned out to be one of the highlights of the year for all involved. Read her blog in full here 



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Five Great Autumn activities to try with kids in the forest

October 2018

Becky Wilkinson is our Staffordshire Education and Teacher Training OfficerShe delivers both sessions for school groups and training for teachers in using woodlands for outdoor learning. She outlines five great Autumn activities Primary teachers can try in the woods here 


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Five activities to try with kids in a forest

May 2018

When we’re learning in a forest all of our senses are engaged in helping us to build lasting memories. Becky Wilkinson our Teaching Trees Training and Education Officer for Staffordshire suggests you try these five activities with primary school aged children and let us know how you get on! More here 


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The Best Classroom in the World

April 2016 

Teaching Trees Education Officer Nicki Jempson spells out why woods make the best classroom in the world! This blog was written for the Tree Charter. Read more here