Inspiration for life

Trees for Learning

Trees for Learning is free to primary schools in the
Greenwood Community Forest area - which includes the districts of Mansfield, Ashfield and Newark and Sherwood and the boroughs of Gedling and Broxtowe.
We want to help children to reconnect with nature by helping primary schools to plant trees in their school grounds or other public spaces. We also want to help teachers to use trees for curriculum-based activities.
We can offer the following:
  • Free site visit
  • Free advice
  • Free trees
  • Free practical support 
  • Free education activity

Here are some of the comments we have received from schools who have been involved in the "Trees for Learning" project:

"Inspirational session, the children were engaged, excited and could recall information. The session linked to the NC and it was well lead and delivered. Ideas are going to be used in the teaching of our forest schools. A great session and we need more like this in schools, would recommend and be more than happy to participate in further events. Thank you”

"The children thoroughly enjoyed themselves. There was a great mix of activities that were delivered at a pace to keep the children engaged but also have enough time. I really liked some of the session’s ideas to take forwards in to forest school sessions I lead.”

"Every session was fabulous. Staff and pupils could not choose a favourite and were all fully engaged. The team’s enthusiasm was contagious and they passed on their knowledge to us in an engaging way. We loved it!

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How can all this be free?
‘Trees for Learning’ is funded by Defra in partnership with England’s Community Forests.  It is part of a national initiative for schoolchildren to plant one million trees by 2020.
What next?
To arrange a site visit or to find out more, please contact Nic Wort, Greenwood Project Officer at or tel: 0115 993 2601  

Greenwood – the outdoor classroom

The distant chatter and laughter of excited 9 year olds – the sound of children being enthused by wide-open spaces, history, legends and imagination.

An outdoor classroom is coming to life in Greenwood with everything that childhood memories are made of – tadpoles, cones and smooth flat stones.

Rangers and educators are on hand to guide/lead school visits and education packs are available for teachers to bring the curriculum to life and inspire inquisitive minds with a thirst for knowledge.

The environment is a place for everyone, including those disadvantaged and disillusioned. Greenwood offers opportunities for everyone, giving equal chances for all to feel a sense of achievement, belonging, and purpose.

Environmental experience

The Greenwood Team brings the environment to life with free creative and inspirational workshops. Working with schools from disadvantaged areas, these free workshops are tailor made to suit.

"As always Greenwood hosted us with the friendliness, flexibility and fantastic organisation which we have experienced every time we have visited. With school budgets as they are, I thank my lucky stars that I can bring the children to such a wonderful place as Brierley and allow the children to have some fantastic experiences without it costing us a penny." - Teacher, All Saints Infants School, 2019 

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