We are proud to sponsor the Scotland’s Finest Woods Award

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We are delighted to once again have sponsored one of the prizes at the Scotland’s Finest Woods Awards last year. The awards showcase all that is best in Scotland’s forests and woods.

Caledonia Play sponsor the Schools Award by providing our MagPosts to be awarded to the winners and runner up.

The Award is to encourage and reward schools that increase young people’s understanding and appreciation of the environmental, social and economic potential of trees, woodlands and forests and of the link between trees and everyday wood-based products.

Entries can be practical or desk projects involving forestry, woodlands or trees. Here are some examples of projects that can be entered:

A programme of learning in a woodland or forest environment or in a forest industry setting.
A classroom-based study of woods and forests or the forest industry.
Practical  tree planting or woodland improvement projects in school grounds or in the local community.

Why not enter this year!

There is a cash prize of £500 for the winning school and the runners-up prize is £250 with both receiving a MagPost and and a special Tree Pack containing trees for planting or tree growing kits.

Each prizewinning school also receives a certificate and a special commemorative wooden display plaque recording their achievement. In addition, the beautiful Crown Estates’ Schools ‘squirrel’ trophy will be awarded at the discretion of the judges with custody by the winning school for one year.

Last year’s winners were presented with their prizes at the Royal Highland Show at Ingliston, Edinburgh.

There are three other awards: Community Woodlands Award, New Native Woods Award and the Quality Timber Award.

The 2018 winner of the Schools award was St. Mary’s School in Melrose. Well done!