Forest school in practice: For all ages


By Sara Knight

Over the past 20 years, Forest school in practice has continued to encourage and inspire individuals of all ages to take an innovative approach to outdoor play and learning. Linking theory with practice and exploring current research, this book considers the implementation of forest school opportunities for children and young people from birth to 18 years. In depth case studies from across the United Kingdom and Ireland explore the variety of nature provision including:

  • rural and urban day nurseries for very young children
  • state and independent provision for Early Years and Primary Schools
  • secondary school  intervention strategies for students with special education needs and disabilities
  • supporting families with Forest School

Whether you’re training to become a teacher, or already working in the outdoor classroom, this book demonstrates how Forest School approaches are enriching children and young people’s learning and deepening their connections with the natural world with spectacular results.

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Author bio

Sara Knight is the course group leader for work-centred learning in the Department of Education at Anglia Ruskin University.  As such, she oversees the undergraduate degrees awarded to all sectors of the Children’s Workforce.  A former nursery teacher in main stream and special education, she contributed to the development Forest School as an early years intervention across the UK.  She  has published several papers and three text books on this subject, and has been a keynote speaker at conferences in the UK, Europe and Canada.

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Weight 0.42 kg
Dimensions 24 × 17 × 1 cm







Sage Publishing

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