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"We have worked with KindleWoods for the last few years at our shows including the Great Yorkshire Show, Countryside Live and Springtime Live in addition to our education event for primary schools Countryside Days. 1000s of children have enjoyed taking part in KindleWood’s activities including mallet making, flag making and using shave horses to make wands – all using natural materials. Watching children’s enjoyment of being allowed to use tools is fascinating. Visitors always ask where they can find the stand making these things once they see other families walking around proudly carrying their flags etc. We love that KindleWoods provide volunteering opportunities for adults who may be struggling with social or mental health issues and that they also benefit from helping at our events. We very much look forward to continuing to work with the KindleWoods team for many years to come. Thank you!" Kate Kirby, Yorkshire Agricultural Society


"It has been so inspiring to see the way children have engaged with KindleWoods and knowing that they’ll remember it for many years after. The whole team are a pleasure to work with. They are experts in their craft and experts in how to work with people of all abilities. We look forward to seeing KindleWoods growing and influencing the lives of many more people." Connor Scott, Deer Shed Festival


"What a pleasure it was to work with you and your team during this year’s Great Yorkshire Show ! From our first point of contact, I was so impressed by your enthusiasm and energy for showcasing what KindleWoods is all about. Your origins, your ethos and your methods of delivery are all inspirational. When COVID restrictions put paid to our usual noisy, arena based demonstrations and competitions, we had to come up with something that still offered the visitors an interesting and informative view of trees, woodlands and forestry, whilst maintaining social distance. Throughout the four days of the Show, you all worked tirelessly to engage the passing visitors with your demonstrations and knowledge, including fire lighting, wood whittling and mallet making. Measures were even put in place to enable some to “have a go” on the shave horses or bow drills, ensuring the correct COVID protocols were adhered to. And as for the chocolate puddings ... simply delicious! We had so many positive comments from people who made a point of coming back to tell us how much they had enjoyed your displays. So, Katie, thank you! Thank you to you and everyone on your team for helping to make the forestry section such a great success this year. We very much look forward to working with KindleWoods in the future." Erica Spencer, RDI Associates, Great Yorkshire Show

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