Trees for Learning Project: Free Trees, Guidance & Support
The Forest of Avon Trust is being funded by Defra (as part of a national programme for all Community Forests) to work with schools to promote the benefits of trees & woodlands and to support them to plant trees to improve school grounds. We provide free trees, active engagement of children in the benefits of trees, as well as support with planting & aftercare. This scheme is available to primary schools across the Forest of Avon Community Forest (Bristol & Avon) and the Great Western Community Forest (in & around Swindon). If you are interested, please email: Anna Brunton.
School’s Orchard Programme
Now in its sixth year with over 50 school orchards planted, the Forest of Avon Trust works with schools in Bristol & Avon every year to provide free orchards of ten fruit trees. Orchards can include apples, pears, plums or cherries: all top quality English stock. Sponsors have included Airbus UK, John Lewis Partnership, Pukka Herbs and most recently, Western Power Distribution: thank you all! In 2017, we also attracted private sponsorship to plant an additional orchard. If you are interested, please email Anna Brunton. The number of orchards offered each years depends on the sponsorship available.
Woodland Skills applies the same principles as our Woodland Wellbeing work. We run programmes of woodland activities for secondary-school aged pupils with special needs and/ or challenging behaviour. By working in woodlands close to where the young people live, we build life and practical skills in a less formal environment which they all respond to. This work is entirely grant-funded and we have recently delivered projects supported by the Ernest Cook Trust and OVO Energy. If you would like more details about how you could help, please email Jon Clark.