Our Projects

Plas Derw Trust can deliver Forest School programmes 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.


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 have joined us are;

Ysgol y LLan whitford, Ysgol Nannerch, Ysgol Y Foel Cilcain, St Davids Mold, Ysgol yr Esgob Caerwys, Ysgol Glan Aber Bagillt, Ysgol Sychdyn.

Completing the project with us in September are

Bryn Garth Pen y ffordd, Bryn Gwalia Mold and Cornsit 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 Thomas Howell’s Education fund for North Wales This project will be taking place over the Autumn term in 8 schools from Flintshire  and Denbighshire. The project aims to provide parents with an insight into how children learn through play and how this can embed literacy and numeracy skills.

 

Schools already signed up are Ysgol Emmanuel Rhyl, Ysgol Bryn Deva Connahs Quay, Ysgol Glan Aber Bagillt.

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 forestschool@gmail.com or use the form below