Many children and adolescents today are not used to spending time out in the countryside, or do not have an opportunity to do so. It is therefore important to emphasise the recreational assets offered by forests and nature to young people.
Holmen takes part in the activities run by the Forest in School (Skogen i Skolan) organisation in all parts of Sweden, for instance by arranging study visits to the forests. Launched in 1973, these activities are based around the wishes of the schools.
The main idea is to bring together theory and practice, as far as possible, in order to increase teachers’ and students’ interest in and knowledge about the forest and all its different assets, and to promote an understanding of the context behind Sweden’s most important industry.
Learn more at the Forest in School website (only in Swedish) www.skogeniskolan.se