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The teachers' blog

Inspiration and support for teachers

Teachers, educational providers and inquisitive minds - welcome to the teachers' blog. This is a place for all those who are teaching and inspiring the next generation - no matter what age you teach you will find lots of exciting and engaging ideas on all things trees, forests and more.

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Latest posts

Woman in denim sitting on bench in the forest, writing in a book
Blog
29 October 2020
Half-term may be coming to a close but there are many ways to keep the sights, smells, tranquillity and adventures of the forest alive in your classroom. From guided yoga adventures for students, to downloadable autumn activities - we've got you covered as you prepare for the second half of term at school.
Autumn red orange trees
Blog
16 September 2020
Uncover the science behind the changing season, and discover why leaves change colour in this magical season.
Fair haired woman smiles in the sunlight, with a forest backdrop
Blog
27 August 2020
And just like that, the summer holidays are nearly over and planning for the term ahead is happening in earnest. But this will be a start of term like no other, and no doubt you are experiencing a whole range of emotions as you think about returning to school. As well as lessons to plan, there’s the added dimension of working differently so you can keep yourself and others safe. We’ve put together a few forest-inspired ideas and resources to help you maintain your equilibrium and support your students as they adapt to being back in the classroom.  
Bedgebury National Pinetum and Forest Louisa Lake view in summer bench
Blog
21 July 2020
Being a teacher is hard work. Being a teacher during COVID-19 is incredibly hard work. You’ve been adapting to changing expectations, working at pace to develop new ways of delivering lessons, and continually striving to ensure children and young people remain engaged and learning.  We know that you’ve been looking out for everyone else’s wellbeing, but that can sap us of our energy and leave us feeling drained. That’s why we want you to take some time out and allow the forest to help you recharge, regain some balance and have some time for you. So sit back, make yourself a cuppa and allow us to look after you.
Cheery blossom in bloom
Blog
07 May 2020
Karen Price is the Community Coordinator at Westonbirt Arboretum. She tells us why she loves spring at Westonbirt and shares some fantastic activities to help you bring some springtime forest magic to your home.

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