EDUCATION

Young people are increasingly disconnected from the natural environment. We’re asking schools and young people to engage with the Tree Charter and show support for the 10 Principles underpinning a future that will reconnect young people with nature.

These links help teachers, parents and community groups connect young people with the Principles of the Tree Charter and with the woods and trees around them.

Help to create a future in which trees and people stand stronger together - consider signing up as a Tree Charter Branch. For information email treecharter@woodlandtrust.org.uk

Children making crafts from gathered woodland branches

USEFUL LINKS AND RESOURCES

Tree Charter Principles Poster

Download and print this poster presenting the 10 Tree Charter Principles for a younger audience.

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Tree Charter Tree Poster

Re-leaf the winter tree and gather support for the Tree Charter. Send a scan or photo of your completed tree to treecharter@woodlandtrust.org.uk and we’ll add your support.

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Two children taking part in woodland activities

Families and community groups

Nature Detectives
Woods are the world's best playgrounds, so pull on your wellies, grab your magnifying glass and get set to explore with Nature Detectives from the Woodland Trust. Weekly challenges for families are posted on the Nature Detectives Facebook page
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Wildlife Watch
The Wildlife Trusts run more than 240 regular nature clubs for students across the UK, from Nature Tots and Wildlife Watch groups, to junior volunteering groups and regular WildPlay sessions for the whole family. Find a group near you and join in the fun!
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School group taking part in outdoor education

Schools

Teaching Trees
The Royal Forestry Society’s (RFS) education programme for primary schools provides fun and engaging curriculum-linked activities to teach students to value trees for wildlife, for enjoyment and for timber.
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Green Tree Schools Award
The Woodland Trust’s Green Tree Schools Award is free, fun and has fantastic activities to help your school celebrate woods and trees. Schools are rewarded for completing environmental projects and encouraging outdoor learning. It’s a fantastic way to enhance your school’s green credentials while inspiring youngsters about woods and trees.
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Free Trees for Schools
The Woodland Trust sends out free trees to schools and community groups across the UK every March and November (to coincide with tree-planting season). They are ideal for gardening and nature clubs. They also help to improve your school grounds and encourage more wildlife to your local area.
You’ll also find a range of KS2 and KS3 curriculum-linked resources to help you teach your pupils about woods and trees.
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Forest School
Forest Schools encourage and inspire individuals of any age through positive outdoor experiences in a woodland environment. Students of all ages learn about the natural environment, how to handle risks and to use their own initiative to solve problems and co-operate with others.
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The Wild Network
The Wild Network supports children, parents and teachers to take learning outside. It contains ideas for simple, fun activities to make it easy to swap screen time for wild time.
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myForest for Education
An easy-to-use and free online application from Sylva Foundation that enables any educator, or young person, to generate straightforward woodland management plans, maps and ecological impact assessments for woodland sites and school grounds.
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INFORMATION AND STATISTICS