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OLDC award grant to Just Forests

Offaly Local Development Company (OLDC) have awarded a grant to Just Forests for our work in education for sustainable development (ESD)

26th August 2011

Offaly Local Development Company (OLDC) is a state funded organisation that delivers a range of programmes and supports to people, communities and businesses in Co. Offaly. These programmes aim to make Offaly a better place to live by enhancing community life, combating disadvantage and social exclusion and supporting the development of enterprise in the county.



The grant awarded to Just Forests is in respect of producing the very practicle, hands-on wood identification board, called the  KNOW-WOOD Board- for schools in County Offaly. The KNOW-WOOD Board consists of 16 Irish grown woods -hardwoods and softwoods. 

KNOW Your Wood Guide

The grant also covers the printing of 1000 copies of Just Forests 86-page KNOW Your Wood Guide. This wood guide is a must for all who wish to ensure the wood they specify and use is coming from responsibly managed forests worldwide. This wood guide has received numerous endorsements from nationally and internationally renowned institutions including Letterfrack Furniture College @ GMIT and CITES -the Convention on International Trade in Endangeded Species of Wild Fauna and Flora.

Make sure your school gets this very important education resource

The project will be completed by mid-December 2011. Offaly Schools are invited to apply to Just Forests as soon as possible to ensure they receive their education resource on natural resources.



A cost of 170EUROS will apply to each school PLUS delivery costs (where applicable) and includes:

   1. KNOW-WOOD Board - complete with real wood samples and identification labels

   2. KNOW Your Wood Guide - 86 pages of forest 'facts' and wood scans linking wood and music - wood and sport. The guide also includes  a very colourful 'mini' version of our very popular Wood of Life exhibition -a  'must have' for every teacher 

   3. Activity Sheets - for real learning based on Just Forests mission 

   4.  'Thinking TREES'  - a brand NEW Schools Resource Pack complete with Teacher's Notes and Activity Sheets for students. This will be the first of its kind in Ireland and meets National Council for Curriculum Assessment (NCCA) and National Council for Technology in Education (NCTE) and ScoilNET guidelines. This resource pack will be iPAD and 'whiteboard' friendly. Thus making education for sustainable development (ESD) with particular emphasis on natural resources suitable to your classroom technology.

5. Schools who purchase the KNOW WOOD Board will also receive an on-line interactive version of the board that will be iPAD and 'whiteboard' friendly.


How to order

Please contact Just Forests at 04697 37545 or email info@justforests.org


For more on this please see Education for Sustainable Development

Tom Roche (trading as) Just Forests Ltd.
Ringfort Workshop, Rathcobican, Rhode, Offaly, Ireland
Phone: +353 (0)86 8049389  |  E-mail: info@tomroche.ie
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