Helping STIHL Support Carwarden House Community School

December 9th, 2022

Back in the summer, Brewers Aldershot supplied 25L of Sadolin Classic woodcare and some sundries to STIHL who worked to transform the outdoor classroom of Carwarden House Community School.

Carwarden House Community School caters for children with additional learning needs. 

Based close to STIHL Great Britain’s HQ, STIHL wanted to provide employment opportunities to their students and saw a fantastic opportunity to help redesign their outdoor learning classroom. 

This space is hugely important to the school as it provides a fantastic area for the children to thrive.

Business Development Manager Chris Holloway worked with Learning and Development Manager Caroline Wallace to manage the project, whilst STIHL colleague Tara Masters took on the task of designing the area, utilising the skills she had gained from a garden design degree she is currently studying for.

In total, 53 of STIHL’s team took part in the creation of the forest classroom with volunteers coming from all over Great Britain and from all areas of the business. 

The work took place over 7 days with the team first working to clear the area with STIHL chainsaws, brush cutters and hand tools. 

STIHL contractor Ray from RAS Property Care also dedicated his time to the project, creating benches and a storage unit, as well as securing the badger hide for future use.

The outdoor classroom includes a firepit area for toasting marshmallows, a log store and a wildlife camera, to track sightings of the badgers who have a sett within the boundaries of the garden.

The project was a great example of how local businesses can come together to create a positive impact on their community, which we were honoured to be a part of!