Our Projects

Plas Derw Trust can deliver a  Forest School programme for your school or setting, either on site or at one of our own Woodland camps. Forest School is best delivered as a continuous programme on the same day every week for a minimum of 6 weeks.

Additional to our Forest School provision we regularly  receive grants from various sources to run Outdoor Education based Projects. We can also work with community groups to secure funding for your own projects giving advice on management and delivery.

Flintshire Eco Champions

Plas Derw have been working with Flintshire County Council to design and deliver and environmental education programme to 5 Pilot schools focusing on raising children’s awareness and understanding of sustainability.

The 5 school that took part were

  • Ysgol Brynford
  • St Anthony’s Catholic Primary,  Saltney
  • St Winefride’s Catholic Primary, Holywell
  • St Mary’s VA primary, Nercwys
  • Ysgol Gwynedd Flint


Each school took part in 4 themed workshops and also undertook a sustainability review of their school. The workshops covered Biodiversity ,Climate change, Sustainble Living and Being and Eco Champion,  As part of the project each child made a Eco champions pledge to change one thing here are some examples.

  • To reuse all my stuff and recycle all my rubbish so the seas don’t get polluted
  • Be kind to the environment and be helpful to my world
  • Always pick up rubbish when I see some, I pledge to make more wild life homes and I pledge to look after the planet by picking  up rubbish
  • Turn the light off when I’m finished and to not shower for an hour but for 15 minutes instead.
  • Eat less chewing gum and make sure it goes in the bin
  • Not to use as much plastic so that it doesn’t go in the sea and fish dont eat it and die I also pledge to always be kind to nature.
  • Turn the light off when no one is in the room.


If you would like to know more about he Eco champion project contact us on 01352 840 955 or email admin@plasderw.co.uk

Historical Healers

Funded by the heritage Lottery this wonderfully unique project looks at the healing properties and folklore of woodland plants. It  educates children on how our ancestors used wild growing plants for health and wellbeing. Using practical activities the children improve connections with nature and learn new skills in observation and recording. Links to many areas of the curriculum.

School who took part;

Ysgol y LLan Whitford, Ysgol Nannerch, Ysgol Y Foel Cilcain, St Davids Mold, Ysgol yr Esgob Caerwys, Ysgol Glan Aber Bagillt, Ysgol Sychdyn. Ysgol Rhos Helyg, Bryn Gwalia Mold and Cornist park Flint.

Making a Positive Difference (MAPD)

This is our Basic Forest School Project which run for 6-12 weeks and is participant led.    Through achievable tasks set in the outdoors, outcomes we expect to see are; raised self-esteem and self-confidence, personal and practical skills along with team work and problem solving skills.

There are many young people who are kinaesthetic learners and often struggle to concentrate in the conventional classroom.   This environment provides the young people with a peaceful and stimulating environment to learn and develop new skills outside of the school environment  where they can discover their true potential.

Family Learning

Funded by the several small pots of funding we have delivered several snall programmes of Family Learning  The project is designed  to provide parents with an insight into how children learn through play and how this can embed literacy and numeracy skills it also helps improve relationships between parents and schools. We are currently preparing a grant application for a comprehensive 3 year programme.


Pollinator Protectors

This is our environmental awareness campaign available to primary schools. We visit your school and deliver a session which informs and educates the children on the importance of protecting pollinating species and providing pollinator habitats. Activities can be focused on existing provision or providing new area.

For more information on any of these projects please contact us on admin@plasderw.co.uk or use the form below