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Published on 12.10.18 in Forest School

Forest School Day 2018

UK Forest School is 25 years old this year and that is definitely something worth celebrating!

This newsletter was originally produced in October 2018, some of the information may no longer be relevant.

Happy 25th Anniversary!

UK Forest School is 25 years old this year and that is definitely something worth celebrating!

To mark the occasion, what better way than to establish an inclusive, annual Forest School Day, created by and for the Forest School community? The Forest School Day project has been created to encourage the Forest School Community to connect, share and celebrate this milestone together and of course to celebrate it in a Forest School values way!

Forest School

Forest School is an incredible tool for wellbeing, development and outdoor play & learning, from Early Years & Primary schools, right through to adulthood. These pages answer the questions: -

• What is Forest School?
• What is the history of Forest School?
• What are the 6 Forest School principles?
• What is the ethos of Forest School?
• What happens at Forest School?
• What is the evidence for the benefits of Forest School?
• How are Forest School practitioners trained and what qualifications do they have?
• Most importantly - how can I get involved?!

You can also read or download the FREE Forest School Edition of The Outdoor Practitioner magazine here.

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Outdoor Hub

Our 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 activities & ideas

Q: what do children do at Forest School? A: child-led outdoor activities for Early Years & Primary school ages.
Find out more about Forest School activities & get some inspiration and ideas here.

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Reflections Nursery: Movement & Stillness in the Forest

Beautiful short film demonstrating the thinking and learning that happens in a Forest School session.

Muddy Faces - the original Forest School shop

Read the history of how Muddy Faces became the original Forest School shop back in 2007.

Muddy Faces & Forest School

Muddy Faces: the original Forest School shop. Supporting outdoor practitioners and promoting the benefits of Forest School and outdoor play and learning since 2007.

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

Forest School Starter Set

From: £103.99 exVAT

This kit has a great balance of tools and equipment to get your forest school project going. Available in two sizes: 4-7yrs and 8-12yrs.

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Forest School Activities Bundle - KS1 & KS2

£54.99 exVAT

This is a bundle of 3 books that are full of activities and games for children in an outdoors setting. The activities are most suitable for children in KS1 and KS2, but they can also be used with older children and adults.

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Training & Events Calendar

Have a browse for Forest School, Forest Kindergarten and other outdoor play and nature play related training and events all associated with nature and being outdoors.

Find out more about Forest School training here and view our list of trainers signed up to the Muddy Faces Trainers Community here.

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