We did it!
UK Forest School is 25 years old this year, and that is definitely something worth celebrating. To mark the occasion a new Annual Forest School Day was launched. The Forest School Day project was created to encourage, the forest school community to connect, share and celebrate 25 years of UK Forest School and of course to celebrate it in a Forest School Values way.
The first annual day was held on October 12th, 2018. It was a great success with local and community celebrations being held across the UK. The Forest School Day website was viewed over 3,000 times in its first few days, over 200 individuals directly engaged with the project through its website, Facebook and Twitter accounts. In fact, one Facebook post had a reach of 14,300!
- Watch our short animation of images and film of celebration day.
- Visit our Facebook page to see how others celebrated
- View the competition entries
To learn more visit the Forest School Day website.
This is just the beginning
Save the date for next years Forest School Day. October 11th 2019. If you would like to help with the development of next years celebrations or have some ideas to share then please do get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org
A chance to be part of the Forest School Day short film
Exciting news! Woodlands.tv has kindly arranged for a short film to be produced of 2018, Forest School Celebrations. If you have any images, soundbites or quotes of your own celebrations that you would like to contribute then please forward them to email@example.com
25-year logo competition winner
We had a fabulous response to the 25-year logo competitions, with some beautiful designs. It was very hard to decide on a winner. We were so impressed we felt we had to share with you as many of the entries as we could in this short animation.
We are so pleased to announce that the winner of the Muddy Faces and Woodlands.co.uk 25-year competition was Lilia from Hertfordshire.
She wins a camping cooking kit for her forest school. It was a unanimous decision, we felt the picture captured the joy of forest school from a child’s perspective. With lovely vibrant colours, nature, campfire, birds nesting it even had a wonderful sun to represent the day. Well done Lilia.