Whispers from the Wood 6: Ep 6: If Trees Could Talk…

In this week's episode of our exclusive video series, James takes you to the Welsh/English border to hear the story of one of his ancient trees, The Oak at the Gate of the Dead. James also discusses how veteran trees extend their lives by reshape themselves over many years, a process called "retrenchment".

Ancient trees really do have stories to tell and we hope it will inspire you to go ancient tree hunting for yourself.

Whispers from the Wood is a regular video series funded by and exclusively for our lovely Patrons. Each week we dive into experienced we've had during our nature connection journey and we also support you along your journey to a deeper connection to the natural world with craft ideas, insights and stories.

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Thanks for watching – we hope this episode inspires you.

James & Lea

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Wild History: Journey to the Iron Age

Your school can travel back in time to the ancient past of the Iron Age Celts with our Wild History sessions which give Key Stage 2 pupils an inspiring, engaging and educational experience as they live as Celts for the day. We travel to schools across Wales and North West England. If you would like to know more about how you van get a Wild History session at your own school or event then visit

This video chronicles a magical week spent in North Wales bringing a roundhouse to life as school children took on all the many tasks needed for daily life in the village. Kids learned by doing, being fully immersed in the sights, sounds and smells of the Iron Age.

With our Wild History school sessions, the past leaps off the page and comes alive.

We also host Wild History sessions for the Viking & Saxon age.

Thanks to Follow Films for producing this beautiful video. Also thanks to the community of Rhosesmor without whom we wouldn't have been invited to take part in this week long event and work with these school children.

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Iron Age Diaries: Day 5 – Wonderous Artifacts & Making Jerky

We are travelling back in time over 2,000 years to ancient Iron Age Britain to teach school children what life was like as a Celt. Follow our adventures over a week of bringing history to life. Branwen is looking at a host of wonderous artifacts from the ancient Celtic world whilst Caradoc has been making his own smoked pork jerky over the campfire.

Our Wild History sessions give kids a unique experience which bring history to life for schools, museums and events.

Find out more about booking us to come to your school by visiting our website:

Woodland Classroom offer a whole range of outdoor education service for schools. Learn more right here:

Iron Age Diaries: Day 4 – Weapons & Warfare

We are travelling back in time over 2,000 years to ancient Iron Age Britain to teach school children what life was like as a Celt. Follow our adventures over a week of bringing history to life. The Celts were a warlike people and many legends are told of their great deeds in battle. Today, Caradoc is looking at the weapons, armour and combat skills of the ancient Celts.

Our Wild History sessions give kids a unique experience which bring history to life for schools, museums and events.

Find out more about booking us to come to your school by visiting our website:

Woodland Classroom offer a whole range of outdoor education service for schools. Learn more right here:

Iron Age Diaries: Day 3 – Woodwork & Laverbread

We are travelling back in time over 2,000 years to ancient Iron Age Britain to teach school children what life was like as a Celt. Follow our adventures over a week of bringing history to life. This time we're showcasing some of the woodworking tools used which still work really well today. Meanwhile, Branwen has been cooking up laverbread over the campfire with the children.

Our Wild History sessions give kids a unique experience which bring history to life for schools, museums and events.

Find out more about booking us to come to your school by visiting our website:

Woodland Classroom offer a whole range of outdoor education service for schools. Learn more right here: