An introduction to forest school

posted on May 1, 2018

Creating forest school standards, benefits for children, and the future of the forest school movement — Sarah Lawfull provides a helpful introduction to forest school.

Willowcroft children at the Future Forest September 2016

Willowcroft children at the Future Forest September 2016

Forest school has been growing steadily in the UK and abroad since staff from Bridgwater College headed out to see the excellent examples in Denmark in 2003. Building on a strong tradition of outdoor learning and holistic approaches to education, forest school has been a grass roots movement. The rich variety of woodland habitats in the UK is matched only by the wide variety of approaches offered by members of the Forest School Association (FSA).

Read the full story on the Woodland Trust’s blog


Sarah Lawfull, Director of Where the fruit is, runs her environmental education business from the Sylva Wood Centre, making good use of our new forest school area to ‘train the trainers’.


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