TELLING PEOPLE ABOUT THE HERITAGE WOODLANDS
Education is, for the purposes of the Fuelling a Revolution programme, that part of interpretation that relates to schools. Education work with local schools is an important part of the programme and aims to develop strong links between the woodlands and local schools, the use of the woodlands as a teaching resource and the development of respect for the woodlands from a young age.
Woods make an excellent 'outdoor classroom'
primarily involve visiting a Heritage Woodland local to the school,
learning about its heritage and wildlife in an understandable and
interesting way, and using various techniques to learn from and
appreciate the wood. For information on visiting one of the woodlands
in the programme, visit the Schools
section of this website.
Education packs are being prepared for all 35 Heritage Woodlands
Education Packs are being produced that contain materials relating to each of the 35 woodlands. These are designed to maximize the potential of the woodlands to local schools and to support their use as an ‘outdoor classroom’. The packs provide easy to use information for teachers, including access and contact details, background information on the woodlands, and resources such as maps and photographs. In addition, the packs contain ‘Wood Workers’, pupil and teacher sheets for Key Stages 1, 2 and 3, which relate closely to a range of National Curriculum subjects.
The packs are being made freely available to local schools and many of their materials are reproduced in a simplified form on this website. For information on how to obtain Fuelling a Revolution education packs, refer to the Schools part of this website.
Education packs to be produced at a later date will cover cross programme themes such as using the Heritage Woodlands for local history studies and for those parts of the Key Stage 3 geography curriculum relating to issues of sustainability.
information on educational aspects of the Fuelling a Revolution
programme, refer to the Schools
part of this website or contact the South
Yorkshire Forest Partnership