Wood of life Pilot Project

Duncan Stewart RTE Presenter will officially launch the Project on
Tuesday April 5th


Just Forests uses the decline in global forests,loss of biological diversity, wood usage and the trade in timber to explore issues of poverty and environmental destruction in developing countries and make links with development activities in Ireland. Through networking with regional and global partners Just Forests brings a wealth of knowledge, factual information and practical expertise to bear about the shape of our world today.
10 Schools in the Laois / Offaly area have been invited to take part in this pilot project
Pilot Project
This learner centred, interactive and
participative exhibition (an upgrade of the 1990
Wood of Life Exhibition which travelled to 80 towns in Ireland and was seen by an estimated 200,000 pupils) with an accompanying CD
ROM for follow up classroom projects, is
designed to help teachers, teacher trainers and
teacher service support personnel to explore
and present to their pupils and associates, in a
development education format, the human development aspects, environmental contribution and economic importance of forests to humanity's long term well-being.
The project will contribute to and support the
objectives of the UN Decade of Education for
Sustainable Development, which commenced
on 1stJanuary 2005 and the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)

Participating Schools:
Gaelscoil, Tullamore, Derrylamogue NS,
MaryborOUgh NS, Portlaoise, Scoil Aonghusa, Stradbally, No.2 NS, Sandylane, Portarlington, Cloneygowan NS., St Paul's NS, Mountmellick, Camross NS
A large display will be on site on the night, including samples of wood, display board, CD-ROM and it will be based in
the Centre for two weeks
RSVP: Aine Hyland
Laois Education Centre
Phone: 0502-72400
Fax: 0502-61137
Email: laoisedcentre@eircom.net