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Our work - Play and education

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Children love playing and learning in woodlands. The environment of the Forest can engage children in learning, boost health and fitness and increase confidence. Outdoor experiences in nature are a vital part of growing up.

We work with schools to encourage environmental education, deliver 'Forest School' sessions, and help to create more natural school grounds that are fun and attractive learning environments. We also try to encourage 'natural play' in schools and community settings, and we provide educational information within woodlands. 

Play and education projects:
Pupils helping with tree planting at Hudson Primary School, Sefton

Treescapes: Voices of the Future Project

"Voices of the Future" is a 3 year research project, and part of a wider Future of UK Treescapes programme, which runs from August 2021 to July... Read more about Treescapes: Voices of the Future Project
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Trees for Learning

DEFRA are charged with planting one million trees by 2020, engaging children in state primary schools in the planning and planting of new... Read more about Trees for Learning
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Forest School

The Mersey Forest is bringing the great outdoors right into the heart of the national curriculum, by helping to set up Forest School sessions. Read more about Forest School

Green Learning Environments

The Mersey Forest has been working with environmental partners and schools for children with special needs across the UK, Belgium and Slovenia as... Read more about Green Learning Environments
Children playing in the new play area

Glazebury's green play space

Children of Glazebury in Warrington are enjoying adventures in a new natural interactive play area. Read more about Glazebury's green play space
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Natural play in Euclid Park

The Mersey Forest is developing natural play areas in green spaces across our area, reconnecting children with the environment. A great success to... Read more about Natural play in Euclid Park
People pose with natural Christmas tree decorations they have made at Griffin Wood

Access to Nature

Access to Nature helped people to re-connect with their green spaces in St.Helens and Liverpool. Read more about Access to Nature