Interactive adventure teaches forest safety

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‘Out of The Woods’ - a new interactive forest adventure - is helping Forestry Commission Scotland explain the risks to be aware of in the woods in an unusual way. 

With a nostalgic nod to the ‘choose your own adventure’ books from the 1980s, the self-directed story illustrates the range of dangers and risks hidden in a forest and gives a series of situations and a choice of actions or decision to be made.

The mini-adventure lets children and adults alike safely encounter woodland dangers, assess their own risk and choose their route to safety.

Simon Hodge, Chief Executive of Forest Enterprise Scotland, which manages Scotland’s national forest estate, said;

“Forests are great places to go for a day out and are the perfect setting for adventures of all shapes and sizes but any adventurer worth their salt always makes sure that they don’t do anything that will end up in them getting hurt. 

“This story is a fun and safe way of letting young people know that the choices they make will have consequences - that it’s not such a good idea to clamber over that stack of logs, or that it’s a really good idea to read the sign and do as it says.”

The adventure takes about 10 to 15 minutes and is ideal for a classroom or for home.

Notes to editors

  1. Forestry Commission Scotland is part of the Scottish Government's Environment and Forestry Directorate.
  2. Forest Enterprise Scotland is an agency of Forestry Commission Scotland and manages the National Forest Estate on behalf of Scottish Ministers.
  3. Tha Coimisean na Coilltearachd Alba na phàirt de Bhuidheann-Stiùiridh na h-Àrainneachd is Coilltearachd aig Riaghaltas na h-Alba. Tha e an urra ri riaghladh agus cumail maoineachadh is comhairle ri coilltearachd ann an Alba. Tha Iomairt Choilltean na h-Alba na fo-bhuidheann aig Coimisean na Coilltearachd Alba a tha a’ ruith Oighreachd na Coille Nàiseanta.
  4. Media enquiries to Paul Munro, Forestry Commission Scotland press office, 0300 067 6507 / 07785 527590 / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.