School Outdoor Learning share this interview with an Outdoor Practitioner based in Cheshire in North West England. These answers are full of insights into starting an outdoor learning or Forest School programme in school, as well as some great reasons for why you should.
School Outdoor Learning have shared this TES article about outdoor education. In particular, this quote stood out, "No research proves that forest school is any more beneficial than any other type of outdoor learning." The point being that all time spent learning outdoors is good for children and teachers. Forest [...]
School Outdoor Learning have shared this article on how Outdoor Learning Ethos Won Over Ofsted. They describe how a former head credits outdoor learning with turning his struggling school around. They saw improved academic attainment, pupils enjoying their learning and happier staff when they adopted an outdoor learning ethos. For [...]
This article (20th July 2022) in the Times Educational Supplement (TES) explores how Forest School has become conflated with outdoor practice in schools, and how it is really just one approach to outdoor learning.
The Forest School Association shares this blog post (7 July 2022) by a Forest School practitioner. She provides insights on the benefits of Forest School from her perspective as a neurodivergent person.
In this blog post (3 July 2022), W.I.L.D. celebrates becoming only the 5th Forest School Association recognised provider in Scotland! W.I.L.D. runs Forest School, and outdoor sessions for children and adults of all ages in urban city woodland (Linn Park, in Glasgow). Find out more on the principles of Forest [...]