Welcome to the enchanting world of Forestry England, where school trips become immersive journeys into the heart of nature. With sites scattered across the UK, a School Trip to Forestry England invites schools to embark on educational adventures that are not only enriching but also unforgettable. From the tranquil woodlands of South East England to the majestic woodlands of North West England, the rugged landscapes of Yorkshire & North East, the idyllic settings of Central England, and the scenic beauty of South West England, each region offers a unique tapestry of nature waiting to be explored. These forests promise something for every age and ability, making them the perfect destination for a holistic learning experience, as schools delve into the diverse ecosystems that characterise each captivating region.
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Why Choose Forestry England for Your School Trip
What sets Forestry England apart as a school trip destination? It’s the commitment to inclusivity, ensuring that every student, regardless of age or ability, can find joy and learning in the heart of the forest. The focus on connecting with nature goes beyond a mere outing; it’s an opportunity for students to develop environmental awareness in a hands-on, engaging manner. Forestry England seamlessly combines education with adventure, offering a unique blend that captivates young minds and leaves a lasting impact.
Imagine a “Ranger in a Bag” – an ingenious learning resource tailored for preschool and primary-aged children, neatly packed in a rucksack. This portable treasure trove brings the forest to life, with clear learning outcomes aligned with the national curriculum. For those opting for self-guided visits, Forestry England provides forests as natural classrooms, promoting hands-on learning, free play, and exploration. Downloadable resources further enhance the trip, offering additional materials that extend the educational journey beyond the forest canopy.
Downloadable Resources and Children’s University
Step into a world of learning tailored for curious minds with Forestry England’s partnership with the Children’s University. The Children’s University, an international charity dedicated to encouraging children aged 5 to 14 to explore new experiences and acquire skills beyond the school day, has joined forces with Forestry England. This collaboration brings forth an exciting array of downloadable resources, designed to infuse fun and education into every corner of the nation’s forests. Available for exploration at any Forestry England site, these resources cover an extensive range of subjects, including Maths, Science, Geography, Geology, as well as Outward Bound and Orienteering. Whether it’s calculating tree heights, exploring the ecosystem, or navigating the forest with newfound orienteering skills, these resources amplify the learning adventure, making every forest visit an opportunity for holistic education and personal growth. Dive into these captivating activities, seamlessly integrated into the Children’s University ethos, and let the forest become your dynamic classroom for exploration and discovery.
Subjects and Age Groups Covered
For the younger ones, Ranger in a Bag becomes a gateway to creativity through role-play and exploration, fostering a love for nature from the earliest years. Secondary students and beyond are in for guided visits that cover a spectrum of subjects – from bushcraft to forest ecology, all tied to national curriculum objectives. The emphasis is on hands-on, interactive activities that not only meet educational goals but also kindle a passion for the environment and its intricacies.
As we wrap up this journey through the possibilities Forestry England offers, we invite schools to consider the long-lasting impact of a school trip to these enchanting forests. It’s not just a visit; it’s a chance for students to connect with nature, explore their creativity, and develop a profound understanding of environmental issues. Forestry England beckons – a classroom like no other, where learning is an adventure, and every tree has a story to tell.
Check out the Regional Forestry England pages to find out where your local Forestry England sites are located:
Yorkshire & North East England
North West England
South East England
South West England
Explore the Forestry England website to discover the myriad locations, programs, and booking procedures. Witness first-hand the transformational power of a school trip to Forestry England – an experience that transcends the ordinary and leaves an indelible mark on students’ lives. Teachers, dive into the downloadable resources, and consider weaving a Forestry England trip into your Children’s University program. Let the adventure begin, as we learn, explore, and connect with nature in the heart of Forestry England’s majestic forests.
Relieve the Stress
Here at School Trips UK our dedicated school trip team have over 20 years’ experience in the travel industry and we pride ourselves in delivering bespoke tips that make learning fun and engaging.
At the start of your enquiry we will research the best accommodation for your chosen destination as well as transport providers if required, and one agent will keep in touch with you throughout the process to ensure you are happy and kept in the loop right to the end of your visit.
All trips can be arranged around a particular subject or subjects and we can include workshops, talks, company visits and other relevant activities accordingly. Everything for your trip would be individually sourced, from local restaurants for your meals to evening activities such as ghost walks or ten pin bowling.
Before you depart on your trip you’ll be provided with detailed itineraries, all booking information, travle maps if required and 24 hour emergency contact details.
- Quality Accommodation
- Entry to attractions
- Evening meals
- Packed lunches
- FREE teacher places
- Information packs
- Personal guides available
- Risk assessments
- 24 hour support