Wilder Woods

Central Somerset Outdoor Learning Partnership

FEI Partnership Fund Success

by CSOLP - April 4th, 2007.
Filed under: Funding.

The Forest Education Initiative (FEI) a nationwide campaign that makes connections between the forestry and forest products sectors and Britain’s young people, has awarded funds to the Yeovil and Dorset FEI cluster group for two projects.

A grant of £1798 has been awarded by the FEI Partnership fund for a pilot study to be run with local schools in the Somerton and Glastonbury area, to trial a KS2 Living History resource which Deb Millar of the Central Somerset Outdoor Learning Partnership is producing. Resources which can be used for outdoor learning in woodlands are available for many curriculum linked subjects from the FEI website but this will be the first History resource for children.

A further Forest School project is being run at Ashlands First School in Crewkerne.

Deb Millar, archaeologist and Forest School Leader is delighted. “The cluster group are very grateful to the FEI partnership fund. The grants will make a big difference to these projects.”

The Forest Education Initiative has over 40 active Clusters around the UK grouped under the leadership of county co-ordinators in England, Scotland and Wales. Thousands of children take part each year in FEI-led activities intended to bring home the sustainable nature of wood and to encourage outdoor learning in forest environments. Further information can be found at: www.foresteducation.org