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  • Trees & Woodland Show Offers Local Schools £300 each For Educational Visit

    APF 2018, the UK’s largest forestry, woodland, trees and timber show is offering £6000 funding to schools to encourage them to visit the show and learn about everything that happens in a modern working woodland.


    Exhibition Secretary, Ian Millward, explained “This is the 22nd staging of the show and we have always been very keen to attract schools to come along, be given a guided tour by experienced foresters and learn about everything that happens in a modern working woodland and possible careers in the industry.  The children can see everything from traditional woodland crafts such as charcoal burning, basket making and pole lathe turning to horse logging and high-tech automatic tree harvesters in operation and learn about bio fuel and wood energy.   They can follow the whole life cycle of a tree from seed to sawmill.


    We recognise that school budgets are tight and educational visits are often something that has to be cut so we are offering the first 20 schools that apply £300 to cover their transport costs to and from the show.  Already 7 schools and over 250 children are booked to attend and we hope this figure will reach 800. 


    We are keen to show that forestry has come a long way from check shirts and axes and that new high-tech machinery needs highly skilled operators.  The children will be able to try out a simulator of a £300 000 harvesting machine and try their hand at felling a virtual tree.”


    APF 2018 is taking place at Ragley Estate, Alcester, Warwickshire on the 20/21/22nd September, the event attracts around 320 exhibitors and 23 000 visitors.  It features over 2 ½ miles and £50 million of working machinery as well as world class competitions like the World 25m poleclimbing championships, the European Chainsaw Carving championships and Stihl Timbersports.



    Ian urged schools to make contact as soon as possible as funding is limited to the first 20 who apply although others will be welcome to attend at their own cost.


    For further information please see our website www.apfexhibition.co.uk, email: info@apfexhibition.co.uk Tel: 01428 723545

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