Frequently Asked Questions
What does the Bishops Wood Centre offer?
The Bishops Wood Centre is in a delightful
location in rural Worcestershire, close to the motorway links and
main roads. The 70 acre site is home to a range a exciting
eco buildings, meadows, ponds, Saxon settlement, Straw Bale
Building, 'Hobbit' style dome and Danish Garden.
A unique and refreshingly different venue for
a wide variety of events! Bishops Wood is able to offer a
choice of rooms and buildings suitable for conferences, meetings,
training, team days or social activities.
Bishops Wood also provides:
- A range of school
- Alternative curriculum
provision – NOCN Step Up Award
- Forest School Leader
- A range of short courses
aimed to inspire environmental and outdoor educators
- A range of CPD programmes
focussing on global learning and sustainable development
- Team building / Away Days
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Who owns the Bishops Wood Centre?
The Bishops Wood Centre is a partnership
between Worcestershire County Council and National Grid.
National Grid own the site but the staff are employed by
Worcestershire County Council.
Are your courses accredited?
Our Forest School Leader training and Working
with Challenging Behaviour courses are. The First Aid in the
Outdoors with Paediatric's is HSE recognised. Our Alternative
Curriculum provision is the NOCN Step Up Award and has GCSE points
Do we encourage our visitors to be environmentally
This is what Bishops Wood is all about!
Bishops Wood is recognised nationally and internationally for its
work in environmental and sustainability education.
The main building was completed in 1994 and
was hailed as one of the foremost 'green' buildings in
Europe. Constructed of materials from sustainable sources and
those which minimise environmental impact both in production and
use. We have recently built an extension using the same
principles. We have a sedum roof and a ground source heat
pump. This area has given us an additional room for meetings,
training or classes, additional storage and a separate kitchen
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A Website that specialises in first aid training and team
- Council for Learning Outside the
The Council for Learning Outside the Classroom
is the national voice for learning outside the classroom
- Duke of Edinburgh Award
youth Charity the DofE gives all young people the chance to develop
skills for work and life, fulfil their potential and have a
Information on the Earth Education process - helping
people to live more harmoniously with the natural world
- Flora locale 2013
The Flora locale Training programme is created for people involved
in the design management and restoration of landscapes for
biodiversity, whether on a farm, smallholding, village green
or garden. Improve your wildflower id skills or learn how to
introduce woodland wildflowers into new woods...
- Folksy Theatre
Folksy Theatre tour rural areas performing a range of Theatre
styles from issue-based plays and Theatre-In-Education, to open-air
Shakespeare productions. On this site you can find information on
the company and it’s various productions, along with pictures,
reviews, comments and tour dates.
- Forest School
The Forest School Association is the
professional body and UK wide voice for Forest
School, promoting best practice,
cohesion and quality Forest School for all
- Friends of Bishops
Friends of Bishops Wood is a charity set up to support the work of
the Bishops Wood Centre. We run regular events that are open to the
- Herefordshire Forest
Information and advice from Herefordshire Forest
- Institue of Outdoor
Encouraging outdoor learning by developing
quality, safety and opportunity to experience outdoor activity
- Learning through Landscapes
A site dedicated to stimulating outdoor learning experiences.
Bishops Wood Environmental Education Centre
Planetary Voices Radio
Tour around the Bishops Wood Environmental Education Centre
- Tide - global learning
A teachers' network promoting the idea that young people have an
entitlement to global learning through engaging with global
perspectives, human rights, sustainability and international
- WCC Biodiversity for Schools
Worcestershire County Councils School and Biodiversity
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