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.

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.


Our Latest Project – Outdoor Mentor

The Media regularly reports new findings and evidence that tell us we need to: spend more time outdoors, we learn better outdoors, time spent in green spaces reduces stress sp Plas Derw have developed a project to support you in doing just that.

Outdoor Mentor’ is a programme designed to bring the community together during their leisure time, it will take place over the year utilising the seasons and will demonstrate various ways families and local people can use the outdoors to enhance well being and health, family togetherness, education, childhood development and environmental sustainability.

Sessions will be in the form of workshops and will take place at several locations including local country parks and private woodlands.

Session themes will include

Spring I.d.

Foraging

Encouraging outdoor play

Campfire Cooking

See our Book Now page for details of upcoming sessions and don’t forget to follow us on Facebook


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 Thomas Howell’s Education Fund for North Wales This project took part over the autumn and winter terms and was very well recived byt all the school whoc took part. 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.

 

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