Roots for the Future engages communities in and around Godalming in tree planting workshops to help tackle our local, national and global climate challenges. We hold school workshops which aim to get children actively involved in enjoying the outdoors and the environment, and learning about preserving and enhancing the natural beauty of their surroundings. We aspire to inspire the next generation to find environmental solutions to climate change through learning about the many benefits of trees.

Our workshops are led by our Outdoor Learning Leader, Holly Dabbs, who has many years’ experience of classroom and outdoor education. The workshops are designed to build children’s relationship with the outdoors and encourage them to live more harmoniously with nature. The workshops familiarise children with the natural world through sensory exploration.

Our one minute video gives you a taste of what the workshops are like:

We can design bespoke workshops for schools based on current school topics for Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 and can incorporate specific national curriculum learning outcomes and/or complement the curriculum.

The workshops include:

Treasure hunts to foster an independence and love of the outdoors
Team games to increase confidence and self-esteem
Outdoor play to understand personal and physical boundaries and to learn risk management

Learning about trees and their relationship to tackling climate change to value nature and be able to communicate about it.If appropriate the workshops can take place on the school grounds or we can work with our partners to use land elsewhere.

It is our aim to equip and inspire the next generation to be committed to creating and maintaining a sustainable natural environment.

Please fill out the contact us form to inquire about the workshops.