Wilder Woods

Central Somerset Outdoor Learning Partnership

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Press interest in Hallr Wood

Sunday, February 13th, 2011

We have had several articles over the last 6 months in the local press and today the Hallr Wood situation received national coverage because of the link to current interest in forest sell offs. The Telegraph Here is a link which shows you various articles in the Western Gazette and Central Somerset Gazette following the […]

Awards for All grant

Sunday, December 19th, 2010

We are delighted to announce that we have received another Awards for All grant. Thank you Lottery! This grant is for our environmental volunteering which we intend to make more inclusive at our sites. Volunteering outside can improve well being and also be a useful stepping stone to paid employment. We will support a wider […]

John Muir Awards for conservation skills at Hallr Wood

Sunday, December 12th, 2010

We would like to congratulate Henry, Mark, Ryan, Korey, Ashleigh and Neill for achieving their John Muir Awards for conservation. Henry, Mark, Ryan and Korey will receive the second tier of this award – the Explorer Award and Neil and Ashley have completed the first level ‘Discovery’. Part of the Explorer Award involved a days […]

Youth Volunteering Day

Tuesday, November 9th, 2010

We had a wonderful day with 19 young people who came and helped with woodland tasks. We planted woodland bulbs, moved wood, put up nest boxes and also enjoyed a visit from National Trust wardens. Many thanks to all those who came and also to Somerset County Council who support us.

Hallr Wood – David Heath visit

Tuesday, November 9th, 2010

We were delighted to have a visit from David Heath over half term. His clear enthusiasm for the project was a boost at this difficult time waiting for our planning application to go in. The Western Gazette reported on the visit. Here is a link to the article. http://www.thisissomerset.co.uk/news/Bid-branch-woodland-classroom/article-2807234-detail/article.html Peter has also been to a […]

Hallr Wood Open Day

Monday, September 13th, 2010

Over 100 people of varying ages came to our sunny Woodland Open Day in West Charlton. Some were visiting forest school practitioners but most were local people. We had plenty of help all day. Bryn, Henry, Ed, Mark, Andrew, Dec, Brendan, Sue, Corrina and Neill got the fires going, put up signs and trails, did […]

Summer Outreach Work

Tuesday, August 24th, 2010

Members of the team have been busy this summer with outreach stalls at a variety of fetes and open days. We started off helping Simon Beard and Simon Clarke at Shapwick Heath on their Avalon Marshes Open Day in May. Thanks to Jane for getting together our youth groups exhibition in time for this event. […]

Update from Hallr Wood

Friday, July 2nd, 2010

We have just finished a week of work experience for four year 10 pupils from Crispin School. They were a wonderful enthusiastic group and we hope to see them on volunteer days in the future. As part of general woodland maintenance the boys cleared paths and made steps, they also cut back overhanging foliage on […]

Forestry and Conservation Sessions for KS4+

Thursday, May 20th, 2010

We have run two taster days for small groups of secondary aged pupils interested in a possible career in forestry,conservation and countryside management in conjunction with Crispin and St Dunstan’s Schools. The weekly sessions will resume after half term on 9th June and we are seeking funding to continue the project in September. Do contact […]

April Playscheme at Charlton Mackrell

Friday, April 16th, 2010

We had a glorious day in the wood. Many of the children have been coming for years now! Our Woodland Throne was thoroughly inaugurated with seven children squeezing on it at once at one point. Dens were of a very high standard. The Ivy Tribe excelled themselves creating ivy curtains. Jack, Euwan, Archie & Tom […]