Bute Community Forest supports a wide range of environmental educational activities.
In 2022 we had over 50 school trips to the forest welcoming over 100 young people on the island!
Each term we welcome classes from North Bute Primary School, St Andrews Primary School, Rothesay Primary School, Rothesay Joint Campus and Apple Tree Nursery out to the woodland for forest schools sessions led by our ranger Samuel.
These sessions focus on
- learning about the plants and animals that call the forest home and the science behind them
- the history of the area and how people used to live on the land on the island
- giving children the opportunity to play, explore and grow in their community woodland
Moss Wood at the Community Forest has also been used by Bute Home Schooling Group. They explored the wood, had a scavenger hunt and toasted marshmallows over the firepit. They are looking at the idea of regular visits in the future and their own dedicated area within the wood.
Local charity Achievement Bute have also used Moss Wood as part of their programme of activities for children.
Education visits for adults and families are also supported at Bute Community Forest. These take a variety of forms, from Wildflower Walks (in conjunction with Bute Museum) to Fungi Forays.
If you are interested in attending or running an education event in the Community Forest, please contact [email protected] where you will reach a member of our team.