This book explains what 'Forest School' really means and combines theory with practice on the importance of play and risk. It is an invaluable training manual for those studying to be a Forest School leader or practitioner and includes case studies from professionals. It covers the history of forest schools; the first steps needed to be taken to embark upon Forest School; how to involve colleagues and parents; how a variety of settings organise their Forest School sessions; the equipment and training needed and first aid and risk management; and how to gain support from LAs and funding.
"The book was comprehensive and gave a fantastic overview for anyone thinking about embarking on setting up Forest Schools. As a Level 3 Forest School Leader I co-ordinate a Forest School network working with EY practitioners. I will have no hesitation in recommending this publication to practitioners I work with." Anne Brass, Schools Lead Officer, Early Years Development Team, Durham LA, UK