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EiF Schools Award


2014 - RFS Excellece in Forestry Schools Award Winner

Sponsored by PEFC and ECL Howard Watson Smith  


Excellence Gold Award

  • Winner Moulsecoomb Primary School, Brighton

The judges said: “I felt greatly encouraged to have been able to witness a school where, from the head down to the youngest and most difficult of students, the importance of trees and the products we utilise from these most precious of resources had been instilled.”  Dscf0417

Receiving the award on behalf of their school: Princess Obi-Roberts and Lewis James, with RFS Education Manager, Phil Tanner.

Head teacher, Charles Davies said: “Forestry and woods play an important part in our school life, from planting seedlings to managing established trees. We encourage the children to understand how trees play such an important role in our world, from providing ecosystems, fruit and shelter, to building materials, furniture and pleasure. We want our children to learn about and care for trees. Being surrounded by trees also provides a beautiful environment for our school community in an urban setting. We are all truly delighted and proud to have won this award.”


 Excellence Silver Award

  • Silver Ifield School, Gravesend

The judges said: “Not only is this a fine example of community engagement with the school but, most importantly for the judging of the competition, was its demonstration to students of the value of wood and the range of products than can be made from wood. The enthusiasm of the school to build on this woodland resource and develop it into a high quality learning and development resource was excellent.”  EIFSchoolRunnerUp_Ifield_cRFS_150914_PT

Receiving the award on behalf of their school: Head Teacher Pam Jones OBE, Alicia Ng, Ben Clarke and Daniel John Davies, with RFS Education Manager, Phil Tanner

Head teacher, Pam Jones said: “We’re absolutely delighted that the Ifield Simon Harrison Woodland has been recognised and awarded this silver award from the RFS. The woodland provides a wonderful learning environment for our pupils, but in its broadest sense – from formal education to social, physical and emotional development. Winning this award is a huge honour and I would like to thank all the staff and volunteers who make the Woods such a magical resource for the pupils of Ifield School.”


Certificates of Merit; Millbrook Primary, Cheshire; Welton Free Rangers Forest School Nursery, Somerset; Pinewood School, Hertfordshire; Heaton Primary and Forest School