About Forest School

Forest School is an inspirational process that offers ALL learners regular opportunities to achieve and develop confidence and self-esteem through hands-on learning experiences in a woodland or natural environment with trees.

Forest School is a specialised learning approach that sits within and compliments the wider context of outdoor and woodland education. It focus on the process of learning rather than the outcome of learning. There are many children and young people who are kinaesthetic learners and often struggle to concentrate in the conventional classroom.  Participating in Forest school projects helps them  discover their true potential in the outdoors, where they develop and thrive


Plas Derw Trust

Plas Derw Trust is a charity and Limited company run by a board of Trustees

Previously known as  Flintshire Forest School, we have been delivering Forest School projects throughout North Wales for over 10  years and  have worked with all High Schools and many Primary Schools in Flintshire, as well as some in neighbouring counties.

We deliver environmental and outdoor education projects along with our Forest School provision and our subsidiary trading company PDT Training and Education Ltd  delivers Accredited training in Forest School, Coastal School and others as well as CPD days in outdoor learning topics such as Outdoor Tool Kit and Nature in words and Numbers.


We are members of the Forest School association, the Forest Education Network and the Impio the North East Wales OLW (Outdoor Learning Wales ) cluster group.

OLW Link  www.outdoorlearningwales.org/home

FSA link. www.forestschoolassociation.org

FSW Link www.forestschoolwales.org.uk