Forest School is a specialised learning approach that sits within and compliments the wider context of outdoor and woodland education.
Forest School Association
“Quality Forest School for All”
On 7th July 2012, the Forest School Association (FSA) was launched at Elvaston Castle in Derbyshire as the new professional association for Forest School and the governing body for training.
A good place to start if you are new to forest school is to visit the Forest School Association website. They have an in-depth website full of forest school information including sections on what is a forest school? Myth-busting, history of forest school, good practice quidelines, and information on qualifications.
Principles and criteria for good practice
One of Forest School Day objectives is to raise awareness of the forest school ethos, values and best practice. We will do this by showcasing forest school in real-life forest schools stories from across the UK. Find inspiration here on our Your forest school story page.