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Published on 11.10.19 in Forest School

Forest School Day, 11 October 2019

We're delighted to join the celebrations and give three cheers for everyone taking part in, involved in and/or supporting Forest Schools around the UK, from children, parents & carers, to families and friends, volunteers, workers and supporters. Thank you!

This newsletter was originally produced in October 2019, some of the information may no longer be relevant.

Happy Forest School Day!

We're delighted to join the celebrations and give three cheers for everyone taking part in, involved in and/or supporting Forest Schools around the UK, from children, parents & carers, to families and friends, volunteers, workers and supporters. Thank you!

Forest School Day was created in 2018, to celebrate 25 years of Forest School in the UK. Founder and managing director of Muddy Faces, Liz Edwards, talked about why she was supporting it here.

We're also wishing everyone who's attending the Forest School Association conference this weekend a wonderful wild time, whatever the weather!

Outdoor Hub

The Outdoor Hub has a wealth of inspiring activities, events and information. Each section has been designed to encourage engagement in the outdoors, connection with nature and to help spark imaginative play and creativity.

Forest School

Forest School is the reason Muddy Faces exists. We think it is an incredible tool for wellbeing, development and learning.

Find out the history & key organisations, read the evidence, understand the ethos and training, find out what others say in articles and videos, and most importantly - get involved!

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Nature connection & nature deficit

A comprehensive reference section on Nature Deficit Disorder and the importance of nature connection - one of the key components of Forest School - with research & reports, blogs & articles, video and more.

Research, reports, news items etc, are, as much as possible, arranged in chronological order, most recent at the top

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Outdoor Hub

The Outdoor Hub is a massive FREE resource filled with activities, information and events to support you to get outdoors. Connecting to the elements, nature and each other has incredible positive health and wellbeing benefits.

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Shop

Our one stop shop has a diverse selection of practical, educational and inspiring products for all your forest school, outdoor play and learning requirements.

Early Years Forest School Bundle

£76.10 exVAT

We have tons of Forest School books! From theory, philosophy and research to inspiration, skills and stories - every one has been read and ratified by one of the Muddy Faces team!


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Forest School Starter Set

From: £101.19 exVAT

A great balance of tools and equipment to get your project going. Saws, loppers, peelers, a tarpaulin, rope, string, protective gloves and a cotton sack to keep it all in (or for collecting kindling for the lovely fire after all that work).


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Events

Please note these dates were correct at the time this newsletter was produced, in 2019. While some annual dates may still be relevant, others may not.

Now - 23 October
Seed Gathering Season
The autumn campaign to inspire everyone to gather seeds, fruits and nuts and grow the trees of the future.

11 October
National Forest School Day
To CONNECT, SHARE and CELEBRATE all that is great and wonderful about UK Forest School. You're encouraged to share your Forest School story to inspire others.

11-13 October
Under One Tree: Forest School Association conference
A weekend of celebration and revitalization focusing on the diverse yet inclusive nature of Forest School, with 40 workshops 'lined up to bring you the latest research, best practice, skill-sharing, CPD and pure enjoyment of Forest School'. With campfire and barn dance.

The whole of October
Popcorn Poppin' Month
A whole month to pop over an open fire – how fantastic. Check out our popcorn activities on the Outdoor Hub: make a sieve popcorn cooker, campfire popcorn in a sieve and campfire popcorn in a pan.

The whole of October
International Walk to School Month
An opportunity for children to join hundreds of thousands of pupils across the globe celebrating the walk to school.

The whole of October
The Big Draw
The world’s biggest drawing festival! 'Pick up a pencil, grab a paintbrush, make a collage, create an animation – anything you like – because we want to get everyone drawing!'

Events

Here you can find a variety of different events all associated with being outdoors.

We are busy bees currently working on this section of the new website - so please come back and look again!

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