Newport tool bank helps pupils learn outdoors
6:30pm Tuesday 12th March 2013 in News
TEACHERS from all over Newport visited a bank with a difference recently when they tried their hand at using a range of tools for the outdoors.
The teachers and other educators who are involved in the Newport Forest Education Initiative (FEI) group launched their Tool Bank project, which aims to help Forest School leaders deliver exciting sessions.
Schools from across Newport joined forces for the project and gathered at Glan Usk Primary School to try out some of the equipment,which can be borrowed for sessions with their students.
Among the items held in the tool banks are potato peelers, bow saws and secateurs, as well as fire woks for cooking, and tarpaulins.
The project was made possible by Monmouthshire Building Society Charitable Foundation and the FEI partnership fund, and supported by the Forestry Commission Wales Woodlands for Learning team.
There are three tool banks at Glan Usk Primary School, Ringland Primary School and Ysgol Ifor Hael.
For more information visit www.foresteducation.org