Immerse yourself in the woodland, and learn the ancient art of charcoal making.
FIngle Wood, Dartmoor, UK. University of Plymouth
A seating space around the firepit that encourages reflection on the tasks accomplished throughout the day and an opportunity to regroup.
Glimpses through the forest are offered with planks arranged to centrically ‘zone’ activities whilst angling and limiting views, mimicking trunks of trees in a dense forest.
The project will facilitate wood cutting with class groups beginning their journey here: chopping some of the felled food for the charcoal fire in an environment that is controlled and safe yet allows freedom. Proceeding to charcoal burning; a link to one of the historical practices that used to occur in Fingle Woods, encouraging a sense of appreciation for the age of the woods and learning traditional methods.
Education, site history, outdoor learning
James Axon, Joel Baker-Smith, Rhiannon Flack, Bethany Long, Anna Longley, Lucas Voss
National Trust, Woodland Trust
Technical Design (RIBA Stage 5)