Turning the spotlight on inspirational forestry teaching

by | Sep 3, 2014 | Featured Slider, News

The Royal Forestry Society (RFS) has teamed up with sawhorse specialist Truncator to turn the spotlight on exceptional and innovative forestry teaching by offering a new award. RFS Education Manager Phil Tanner says:

“A good teacher or lecturer can inspire for life and yet those who go the extra mile to ensure their students receive first class learning opportunities rarely receive public recognition.

“The new RFS/Truncator Award aims to change that! It will be awarded to teaching staff and educational establishments who have provided the most outstanding and inspirational teaching of forestry and/or woodland management to their students.”

Judges will be looking for effective teaching resources and methods which improve forestry teaching, cost-effectiveness, learning outcomes and/or creating links with industry. ATruncator 6Pro sawhorse will go to the winning college and a 4fold sawhorse to the member of staff responsible for the implementation of the teaching and learning resource or event.

Further and higher education institutions that are corporate members of the RFS and which offer forestry, woodland management and arboricultural qualifications are being invited to enter their finest example of best practice forestry or woodland teaching and learning.

Truncator Director Steve Tonkin said: “Truncator is excited to join forces with the RFS and sponsor an award that recognises excellence in the provision of forestry teaching.”

TRUNCATOR® ’s innovative new log-cutting sawhorse has won:

  • The Innovation award at the Royal Highland Show
  • Best Product at Show at the Country and Landowners Association
  • Awarded the Made in Britain Marque.

For more details about this award please contact RFS Education Manager Phil Tanner on education@rfs.org.uk or call 01295 678588.