At the end of 2018 we asked interested schools to apply to join our Forest School Project in Liverpool. With lots of fantastic applications, we were thrilled to see so much enthusiasm for Forest School across the city, even if it did make it difficult to choose a winner. After a really difficult decision, we are happy to announce our successful applicants are Garston C of E Primary School in Garston and Bedford Primary School in Bootle.
Both schools were awarded their places on the project in January, when their pupils were invited to meet Liverpool’s Metro Mayor, Steve Rotheram, at the launch of the Liverpool City Region’s Year of the Environment 2019 (YEO19). The aim of a number of organisations involved in the YEO19, including The Wildlife Trust for Lancashire, Manchester and North Merseyside, is to leave a better environment for the next generation to inherit and make our area one of the best places in the country to live, work and flourish.
As part of their involvement in the project, Bedford and Garston Primary will each receive free weekly Forest School sessions with a dedicated Project Officer until December 2019, have an outdoor classroom installed in their school grounds and receive three free places on a Forest School Leadership course for their staff. This generous offer is possible thanks to the amazing support the Forest School project receives from players of People’s Postcode Lottery.