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A multi award winning organisation

"Look deep into nature and then you will understand everything better" - A.Einstein

What we do
Forest Schools Birmingham was founded in 2004 in response to the increasing demand from schools for quality Outdoor Learning, Forest Schools provision, Teacher Training/INSET  and innovative Schools Grounds Design in an urban environment.
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Big Society Award Nominee

Best Naturally Green Business







We are proud to have planted over 80,000 trees in the West Midlands and plan to plant many more!

To become involved with our tree planting programme please contact us.

meet the team

Co-director Afric Crossan began her career in corporate training then retrained as a teacher in 1997. Since then, Afric continued on to become a qualified primary school teacher specialising in Forest School and Teacher Training.

Afric's greatest motivation is encouraging individuals, families and communities to improve mental and emotional health, confidence and self-esteem through accessing the natural environment and learning new skills. Afric manages the strategic element of the business, manages the Community Engagement teams and is the lead Teacher Trainer.  She is the current chair of Kingstanding Regeneration Trust, she works closely with Birmingham City Council and is also a facilitator of women's retreats at Wild Women Retreats.