Garvagh Forest School

Garvagh Forest School is one of the potential projects which is helping grow the vision for the former Garvagh High School site and Forest Here's our dream!

Imagine local primary school children from different schools coming together every week for their Forest School day; coming together to do maths, literacy, science through playing and moving, in the environment, history and heritage, of Garvagh Forest. They would put on their wet weather gear, their wellington boots in their Forest School Den occupying two redesigned classrooms in the former Garvagh High school site. On the walls would be the displays of their work, their learnings, their creations. Outside would be their demonstration community gardens full of vegetables and flowers.In another unit would be the Forest School Workshop with young people learning woodland management, trail management,chainsaw and wood craft.
In the Forest a Boar Hunt is in full flow being organised by the Pyramid Bushcraft Centre led by Maurice Todd with a group of managers who are on team building day. They are busy tracking the footprints of boars, having made their bows and arrows. Once they find the 'boar' they will have to shoot their arrows to find their packed lunch and a bottle of wine in its belly! Deep in the forest a family have just arrived to stay for their glamping weekend in their yurt. Another has arrived in their mobile home and are setting up at the Aire de Service.

Garvagh Enterprise Trust is curently working to bring this
vision into being. If you would like to become involved
and/or hear more about our plans please contact
Claire Millar at Garvagh Community Building
Tel: 028 2955 7325 or

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