Delivered from April 2017 until March 2022, Foresters’ Forest is a National Lottery Heritage Funded Landscape Partnership Programme to raise awareness and participation in the built, natural and cultural heritage within the Forest of Dean.
Included in the programme is the ‘Working with Schools’ project. This project aims to enthuse local teachers and children about their natural, built and cultural heritage; inspiring children and young adults to look at, protect and explore their unique forest environment.
Lydbrook Primary School is a particular ‘case study’ for Working with Schools because they have fully immersed themselves in the Foresters’ Forest programme by re-writing their school curriculum to embrace their local heritage.
Watch this film produced with Lydbrook Primary School.
The project was also about building a legacy of learning resources gathered from a range of the Foresters’ Forest projects, each school can decide which resources they wish to use, whether that is one, many, or all of them.
An evaluation of the ‘Working with Schools’ project has been completed by Dr Paul Vare of the University of Gloucestershire. Read the full report ‘Foresters’ Forest Working with Schools Evaluation Report’
Explore, download and use the Foresters’ Forest Resources