The Royal Forestry Society's successful Teaching Trees project for primary schools has added Gloucestershire to the list of counties it now operates in.
Teaching Trees offers schools two-hour sessions in local woods with a range of creative and fun seasonal activities which closely link the care and management of woods to the national curriculum.
|Georgia Spooner: First Teaching Trees Education Officer in Gloucestershire|
In Gloucestershire, Georgia Spooner, an experienced environmental education officer, primary school teacher and forest school leader, will be leading sessions in local woodlands around Stroud.
She says: “There is something very special about woodlands: the never ending cycle of seasons and the nooks and crannies ready to find. I love seeing woodlands through the eyes of children and helping them to explore and understand their own passion for the outdoors. These places are so important for future generations and the more we learn about them, the more we can all help to sustain and care for them.”
Another new appointee is Tim Kaye, who takes over from Faye Esrich in Herefordshire. He has worked in outdoor education for over 20 years and will be basing Teaching Trees sessions at Aconbury, part of the Duchy of Cornwall's Herefordshire Estate.
Find out more about Teaching Trees here