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RFS Teaching Trees @ Shotley Hall

RFS Teaching Trees @ Shotley Hall

Teaching Trees offers fully funded woodland visits for schools and groups with children aged 3+. Led by our highly experienced and qualified Education Officers, our visits are curriculum linked and create knowledge and understanding through experience of the natural world.
Woodland Ecosystems
EYFS and KS1
Signs of the Season
Seeds and Life Cycles
Sounds of the Forest
Little Red Riding Hood (Tree and Animal ID)
Hedgehogs, hibernation and homes
Seeds and Life Cycles
Surviving in the woods
Hunter Gatherers
Treasure hunters ID challenge
Contrasting locations – rainforests and native woodland
Contrasting locations - broadleaf and coniferous woodland
Climate Change
Producers, Predators and Prey
Woodland Management
Mapping and symbols
Conservation and Sustainability
Active woodland management

Woodlands under Attack
Mapping, co-ordinates and scale
The Forester Challenge (Numeracy)
Active woodland management
Junior Foresters Award
Forestry and Timber
EYFS and KS1
The Three Little Pigs (Timber construction)
The Billy Goats Gruff (Bridge building)

What have forests ever done for us?
Careers: the role of the forester
Materials – properties of timber
Please note that not all topics are available at all sites and some may only be available at certain times of year.


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We have a limited number of fully funded visits available at this site per year, thereafter £125 per visit.

What we can offer

  • Pre-visit information available
  • Risk assessment
  • Self-guided activities
  • Set programmes
  • Tailored programmes

RFS Junior Forester Award programme available here.


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