Frequently Asked questions
What does forest school day do?
Forest School Day is a project, started in 2018 to build a framework in which individuals who are involved with or have an interest in forest school can celebrate all that is great and wonderful about forest school. On a dedicated day on a national scale. While at the same time raise awareness of forest school ethos and best practices to a wider audience.
Who is behind forests school day?
Katey Hügi, a forest leader, and director of Eco Tree Care & Conservation Ltd explored the idea of starting a national day for forest school in Dec 2017. In Jan-Mar 2018, following initial scoping of how to create and implement a new national celebration day. Katey then produced a project plan. She spent 2018 to further define what is forest school day? to gain buy-in from a cross-section of organisations with similar values, and individuals in the forest school community to support the project.
In 2018 Forest School Day became a socila enterpise, Jon Cree and Jo Phillips joined as directors to support and help guide Forest School Day.
What day is Forest School Day 2019?
October 11th, 2019, but celebrations will run a couple of weeks before and a few weeks after.
What if I can not celebrate on that day?
That is fine. As with many celebration days sometimes it is not possible to hold your event on the date of the formal day. If this is the case hold your event, in and around October 11th and make sure you post your images, comments and likes of your celebration on the forest school day social media afterwards. Don’t forget to get in touch with the forest school day team to let us know that you are holding an event. Last year we had individuals running events all week for each of their groups!