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.
Care to Share is our arts based project funded by the Arts Council for Wales. The aim of the project is to explore the benefit of combining Arts and Outdoor Education through developing a number of ways of sharing a theme to an audience through Drama, Art or Screen/ film.
It also aims to inspire the children to explore their own creativity challenging them to aspire to new levels of achievement and to participate in an artistic project that is inspiring engaging and fulfilling.
Schools who took part are:
Bryndford | Nercwys | Bryn Pennant | Golftyn
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.
Is a Forest School based project designed to provide local secondary school children with a greater understanding and awareness of the local timber industry, environmental awareness, sustainability and global issues pertaining to the trade in timber. Secondary school children will be offered a structured programme whereby key features of the timber industry will be studied.The participants will be educated on the history of woodlands in Great Britain, they will learn to identify our native broad leaf trees and learn about the different properties and uses each timber has, they will take part in woodland management exercises including coppicing and felling, the project will culminate with each participants making something for them selves out of locally sourced and processed timber.
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.