Schools for Forests is a unique competition and education scheme for schools and colleges, with a chance to make history by naming a newly described tropical forest tree! Any school or college can take part, and individuals or companies are also encouraged to get involved by supporting a school or college of their choice.
The goal is to teach students about forests and to raise money to help reduce tropical forest destruction. The funds raised will go towards CIRCLE’s work in Tanzania in collaboration with the Udzungwa Forest Project (UFP). Our partnership with UFP aims to better protect tropical forests through scientific research, forest management, community education, training and lobbying.
TAKING PART IS EASY! Schools and colleges can get involved by simply holding a small fundraiser. Every little helps! But those wishing to do more can also use our materials to implement the project across the school or college. See contact details, rules and the information pack below.
Deadline: March 31st 2016
Apart from helping to save forests, there are various reasons to get involved:
THERE ARE LOTS OF GREAT PRIZES TO BE WON (See competition rules below)
- Monkey t-shirts for anyone raising over £50!
- Free educational school trips to Flamingo Land!
- A chance to be twinned with a school or college in Tanzania!
- Free entry to an awards ceremony and rainforest activity day at Flamingo Land!
- And yes, the new tree will formally be named after the school/college raising the most money!
After free registration on our Just Giving site, all participating schools and colleges will be provided with a fundraising pack including simple ideas for raising money, and forest-related teaching resources linked to all key stages of the UK primary and secondary curriculum. And while the resources are aimed at UK schools, they should also be useful further afield.
Photo (right): Field Assistant Richard Mgata collecting the first flower used to describe the new tree
SCHOOLS OR COLLEGES
Schools and colleges can get involved by using our information pack (download link below) to plan fundraising activities, e.g. sponsored events, non-uniform days, or even just asking for donations from local companies. For those who want to do more, the pack also includes resources to help link forests to teaching. Also once your school or college is registered by sending an e-mail to confirm your participation, we will also send lesson plans relevant to your level of teaching.
INDIVIDUALS OR COMPANIES
If you would like to offer your support to a school or college of your choosing, just look for schools or colleges registered on our Just Giving site below, and just click on “Donate”. Or for schools or colleges not yet listed, please e-mail us on the address below and we will sign them up.
MAKING DONATIONS: Just Giving
Photo (left): Porters with equipment on the expedition to find the new tree.