Monthly Archives: August 2011

OCN Introduction to Forest School Nov 16th & 17th 2011 9.30am to 17.00pm

You’ve heard about Forest School – now come and experience one! This course offers the opportunity to develop confidence, skills and knowledge in order to work with groups in an outdoor setting. The course will be taught at Lawrence Weston Community Farm in North West Bristol by Jon Attwood from the Forest of Avon Trust. Over the two days you will:

  • Experience a Forest School session
  • Explore the benefits of using a Forest School approach with groups of all ages.
  • Learn practical skills and activities to use with groups in an outside setting.
  • Develop an understanding of how to work safely in a woodland environment.

This level 1 course is suitable for anyone with an interest in leading and supporting groups in a natural outdoor setting. The cost of the course is £190.00.

This course also provides a stepping stone for those who want to go on and take the Forest School Leaders Course Level 3 (due to be delivered in July 2012- Please call for more details)

For further information please contact Jon at the Forest of Avon Trust: 0117 9633383. To book contact Kerry at Lawrence Weston Community Farm: 0117 9381128.

Comment from previous delegates;

“I loved the experience of being outside, this has made me really enthusiastic”

“Meeting others, fun practical activities that allowed me to be a child again”

“The resources that have been brought in are fantastic and have supported the activities brilliantly”


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Big Tree Plant Bristol – Be a Part of it

School children and Forest of Avon Trust staff plant trees

At the end of last year the Government launched The Big Tree Plant, a national campaign to plant 1 million trees over 4 years.

The campaign is focused on community based tree planting in streets and other publicly accessible or beneficial green spaces. The Forest of Avon Trust are working in partnership with TreeBristol (Bristol City Council) and the Woodland Trust to apply for a grant to plant up to 4,000 trees in streets and green spaces, also creating up to 4 new mini-woodlands across Bristol.

To help the success of the bid please email your support to by 22nd August.

If you have suggestions for new tree planting locations, want to help with planting or maintaining the trees, please email Emma and we will be in touch once the funding has been secured.

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