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NEWS RELEASE No: 1667328 JUNE 2017

Burton Joyce Pupils Display their ‘One Best Photo’ at Sherwood Pines

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Congratulations to pupils at Burton Joyce Primary School who gathered at Sherwood Pines on Saturday to celebrate the success of a photography project called 'One Best Photo'. Foundation Stage children were given iPads to take photos in Sherwood Pines and the winning pictures are now on display on the forest lawn.

The project encouraged children to think more about trees and forests and how they are managed by the Forestry Commission for people, wildlife and timber. Children took a range of images under the themes of ‘people’, ‘wildlife’ and ‘timber’ and then published their ‘One Best Photo’.

One Best Photo is in its second year and represents a fantastic partnership between the Forestry Commission and local schools. The project is rolling out to other schools and is available for teachers to download as a lesson plan from iTunes U.

Forestry Commission Learning and Bushcraft Ranger, Emily Butt, says: "This was a fantastic opportunity to help more young people learn photography skills as well as discover what they can do in their local forests and woods. From cycling and walking to bushcraft and live music, Forestry Commission woodlands have activities for everyone.”

Burton Joyce Interactive Technologies Leader and Apple Distinguished Educator, Marc Faulder, says: "It's been a real pleasure working with the Forestry Commission on this project and the children have learnt so much about how to use technology to tell stories about forests through images and narrative.”

Parent, Sarah White, says: "This project is a lovely idea - creating budding wildlife stewards and photographers of the future." 

To celebrate all their hard work, children and their parents spent Saturday morning enjoying the photography display before heading deeper into Sherwood Pines for a bushcraft adventure led by a Forestry Commission Ranger. Children learnt how to build survival shelters and make fires, and finished off the afternoon toasting marshmallows.

The children's photographs will be on display until next year.

To find out what's happening in Sherwood Pines and for information about other amazing learning activities, visit

Notes to editor: 

You can find out more about One Best Photo, the Forestry Commission and its Learning and Engagement Strategy by contacting Emily Butt at or phoning 0300 067 4255 or 07467 338 832.

Professional high-resolution images of the event are available on request. 

For the higher resolution images contact Emily Butt.

The Forestry Commission is the government department responsible for protecting, expanding and promoting the sustainable management of woodlands and increasing their value to society and the environment.

iTunes U provides everything an instructor needs to bring the classroom together on iPad — build lessons with apps and your own materials, collect and grade assignments from students, start class discussions, or talk with students one to one to answer questions and provide feedback.

For more information about iTunes U, please contact Marc Faulder at