Wild About Our Woods CIO

what We Do

Our mission is to create more social opportunities for people to Engage with, Enjoy and Enhance our local woods for mutual well being

We create more social opportunities for local people to come to the woods, to meet, work, play and learn skills while improving well being. By facilitating these event and activities they too will build a reverence with the woodlands, returning to it. They may even give back with time and energy ensuring the woodlands will be sustained for the future. Below are some of the programmes we are currently running

The popular WaW Holiday Club

gives children under 12 the chance to enjoy their school holidays in the woods, for healthy adventurous fun in a private woodland which has been funded to work with children from low income families and/or Black and Minority Ethnic Communities which would not otherwise access woodland camps.

Here's what some children said they like about coming along.

Young Urban Roots

We have a weekly young people's conservation group called Young Urban Roots where young people will learn how to use tools safely to cut down trees and coppicing wood, in line with Coppetts Wood Conservationist's woodland management plan. From this green wood and the woodland clay they may create beautiful and useful products. The young people will benefit from physical and emotional wellbeing while being outside while also learning practical skills and challenging themselves in their physical efforts to create products.

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Collaborating with existing groups

We deliver bespoke woodland sessions for established groups to spend time together in creative ways

Enrichment sessions with secondary schools

We are currently working with Archer Academy working with year 7s and 8s every Tuesday after school.

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Have a look in our photo section to see examples of our work

Our Twitter feed shares lots the current work we do

"Every child is born a naturalist. (Their) eyes are, by nature, open to the glories of the stars, the beauty of the flowers, and the mystery of life."

Ritu Ghatourey