60,000 and counting: QGC Junior Forester Award

by | Sep 5, 2022 | Featured Slider, Latest, News

The 2022/23 tree planting season is nearly here and there’s plenty of time for schools, organisations and others to join more than 60,000 already registered for the unique QGC Junior Forester Award.

The RFS is proud to be working in partnership with The Queen’s Green Canopy (QGC) to deliver this special edition of the Junior Forester Award. It includes activities linked to The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, which marks Her Majesty’s 70 years of service.

The QGC Junior Forester Award aims to give children and young people of all ages an insight into the skills needed for a career in Forestry, as well as equipping them with the practical ability to assist in woodland management in their schools and local communities. The award is also supported by the Royal Scottish Forestry Society.

Taking part is free. Follow the learning links from  www.rfs.org.uk to find out how (https://rfs.org.uk/the-queens-green-canopy-edition-junior-forester-award/).

Teachers have said:

“The children have really enjoyed working towards this forester award and have gained a wealth of knowledge about their local woodland and the wildlife surrounding them…Hopefully we have inspired this generation to care for their environment and realise the importance of sustainability, ” Teacher.

“Their engagement and connection with the outdoors is evident. They really loved getting hands on and look forward to the future habitat and benefit their planting brings.”

“The project has not only helped the children understand more about our natural world that is developed through the use of forests, but has also been used to help with the planning of consecutive planning of activities and challenges within our Forest School and Outdoor learning programmes.” 

The Queen’s Green Canopy is a unique tree planting initiative created to mark Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee in 2022. This initiative invites people from across the United Kingdom to “Plant a Tree for the Jubilee.”