Summer school

We are delighted to be collaborating with Grown in Britain to deliver a three year programme of ‘summer schools’ to meet our common aim of raising the perceived value of home-grown timber. We typically explore timber that is under-utilised and has lots of potential!

We seek high quality innovative responses to a live project brief by bringing together a group of university students and recent graduates to apply their creative and technical skills. Working in small teams we support them to approach the challenge by thinking through making. We encourage them to generate new ideas through practical experimentation and produce working prototypes.

Participants have the opportunity to immerse themselves in all aspects of the Sylva Wood Centre: accessing our well-equipped workshops, working with our experienced teachers and connecting with our creative community. Alongside the creative and technical guidance we provide the environmental work and principles of Sylva Foundation and Grown in Britain that are at the heart of the week-long project.

To read the report from our 2021 Summer School, please click here.

Sylva Summer School participants making prototypesSylva Summer School participant using a pole lathe