Blogs and Resources

March 31, 2020 · Blogs

Getting Started: Setting up your Woodland Site

Creating an outdoor learning area on your school site out of an unused corner of trees can seem a daunting prospect but here's what we've learned through setting up numerous sites in the last 20 years of RFS Teaching Trees.

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March 15, 2020 · Blogs

Getting Started: Outdoor Learning Kit

Schools often ask us what we'd recommend if you're getting started with Outdoor Learning or if you've been given some money to refresh your kit. Here's our guide to what's in our kit stores

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March 1, 2019 · Blogs

20 Books for Woodland Learning

Our Teaching Trees Education Officers have taken a break from running free woodland visits to come together and decide on their top twenty books for inspiring imaginations and creativity when visiting a forest.

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October 13, 2020 · Blogs

Autumn Activities for Outdoor Learning

I love working in the forest throughout the year and seeing how it changes every week providing new adventures and discoveries for our children to experience.

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December 13, 2019 · Blogs

Sustainable Festive Crafts

With limited use of natural resources from a well managed forest providing a much needed alternative to the consumption of the season, here are a suggestion of the activities that we enjoy at this time of year.

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June 13, 2020 · Blogs

Aiming High: thinking skills in the outdoors

The endless variety that we find in nature provides the perfect opportunity for open ended critical thinking for all ages. Its not just mud kitchens and rope swings!

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June 13, 2019 · Blogs

Songs to Sing in a Wood

These are some of our favourite songs at Teaching Trees. Great for teaching children about forestry and woodland management with tunes that you’ll already know!

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April 13, 2019 · Blogs

Speech and Language: finding our voices in woodland

One of our Education Officers recently ran a session that highlighted another string to the already impressive bow of outdoor learning benefits: an opportunity to focus on speech and language targets.

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April 13, 2017 · Blogs

The best classroom in the world

Our Teaching Trees Officer for East Midlands explains why she loves showing primary school children how much can be learned from a wood environment

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