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Contact Simon at simon.harry@forest-education.co.uk


2018: Currently working with:

Dingwall Academy (every Monday), autism base

Tain Royal Academy (every Tuesday), with youth officer

St. Clements School, Dingwall

St.Duthus School, Tain

Kiltearn Primary

Ardross Primary, visiting frequently with countryside ranger

Other schools for one off visits especially in the summer.

Also some work on a 1 to 1 basis.


Hard copies have been distributed to local schools.

Hi all,  2013 has been a great year for us resulting has  in over 1700  young people attending the wood.  [For full report click here].This has been a fantastic start but Its not stopping there.  For 2014 we have plans afoot to make any visiting groups time in the wood both enjoyable and exciting, these are just a few of the developments we have planned:

Education pack

The newly developed education pack will be available for visiting schools to use in support of  programmes run at Evanton Wood, packed with ideas for use in and out of the classroom the pack is a great resource for teachers and visitors alike.  It is available as a hard copy and as a download.


Ongoing support and training to help staff with outdoor learning programmes and activities. 2014 will see a number of CPD sessions run. Please contact Simon for more details

Dipping platform and pond

Spring will see work start on the new pond site, dipping platform, boardwalk and seating / benches mean it will be a great place to study invertebrates and amphibiansDDipping platform and pond

All the best for now



Education & Outreach

Calling All Teachers:

Outdoor Learing at Evanton wood can support many of the aims of the curriculum for Excellence and can offer a diverse number of approaches to teaching.  From numeracy to literacy to science and the arts, the ever changing nature of evanton woods and its variety of habitats can help make learning fun and challenging.

For more information on programme planning, session guidance and links to the CfE contact Simon on 07947772066 for a chat about what we can do together to help support learining in and out of the classroom. 


Gie me ae spark o' nature's fire,
That's a' the learning I desire;
Then tho' I drudge thro' dub an' mire
At pleugh or cart,
My muse, tho' hamely in attire,
May touch the heart.

Robert Burns 'Epistle to J. Lapraik'

Simon Harry has recently been appointed education and outreach coordinator for Evanton wood.  Simon has over 20 years experience in the field of environmental education and has worked both in the UK and overseas developing and delivering outdoor learning programmes. Simon is a qualified Forest School tutor delivering all levels of Forest school training and is also a Scottish Cycling coach and Scottish mountain bike leader award tutor.

“The appointment at Evanton is an exciting and challenging one and something I’m really looking at getting my teeth into,” said Simon, “ the woodland offers many opportunities and I’m hoping to support the development of the woodlands for the benefit of the all the community.  I’ll be running some education training, cycling and Bushcraft events in the not too distant future so look out for details of these soon; it would be great to meet you.”

If you think you have any pearls of wisdom or would like to help Simon get to know the wood better he can be reached on simon.harry@forest-education.co.uk or on 07947772066.

1st 3 Month Update

Report on work with Dingwall and Kiltearn Primary Schools

Forest Training Day with CALA Childhood Practice

1st Year Report

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