With many children growing up in a world that has an emphasis on urban living and indoor leisure, the Trust has always wanted Tarvin’s children to benefit from the priceless asset that is the woodland. Over the last three years there has been a growing relationship between the Trust and Tarvin Primary School. One result is the creation of the Jim Grogan Countryside and Wildlife Award.
Inaugurated for the school year 2010 - 11, this award marks the acquisition by the Trust (on behalf of the village) of the 125 year lease to Tarvin Woodland. The award is to be presented annually to the pupil of Tarvin Primary School who is considered to have the greatest breadth of knowledge and the best understanding of the animals and plants that make up the immediate environment of Tarvin School and Tarvin Village. Each year it will be accompanied by a commemorative trophy, a certificate and a book token, provided by Tarvin Community Woodland Trust.
The Trust has commissioned a hand bound book which will record the history of the award over the next 125 years. It is intended that the book, together with the citation for each winner, year by year, will become a part of the history of Tarvin School.