Wild at Heart

The following article featuring the work of the Offwell Woodland & Wildlife Trust was first published
 in the UK's national magazine 'Countryman' and is reproduced here with kind permission.



When children see the wild only through TV nature programmes, they expect to see monkeys in the trees of British forests.  Christina Green visits a woodland school that is trying to put children back in touch with the wonders of our own countryside.

Wild at heart

'Yesterday was the best day of my life', writes Amy after visiting the Woodland Education Centre at Offwell near Honiton in Devon. One of a class of visiting primary schoolchildren, she is looking at the digital photos of her visit that arrived back at her own school that morning.

In the first image, Amy and a bespectacled friend - pictured - gaze at a couple of mini-beasties on a log. 


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A copy of  the Countryman magazine containing this article was presented
to HRH The Princess Royal during her visit to the Woodland Education Centre which is managed by the Trust.

Article copyright Countryman magazine, images copyright Offwell Woodland & Wildlife Trust