Forest School for All

Forest School for All

Edited by:


May 2011 | SAGE Publications Ltd
FormatPublished DateISBNPrice
Hardcover12/05/20119780857020710£91.00
Paperback12/05/20119780857020727£27.99
Electronic Version07/10/20119781446249833£24.99
Electronic Version31/10/20139781446259870£24.99
Contents
Sara Knight
Introduction: Setting the Scene
 
PART ONE: NURSERY AND PRIMARY SCHOOL-BASED FOREST SCHOOL
Katherine Milchem
Breaking through Concrete: The Emergence of Forest School in London
Clare Lamb
Forest School: A Whole-School Approach
Tracey Maciver
Developing Practice and Delivering a Forest School Programme for Children Identified as Gifted and Talented
Alisdair Horning
Using Forest School to Make the Transition to High School
 
PART TWO: FOREST SCHOOL, SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL NEEDS
Clare Neenan with Sara Knight
Supporting Emotional and Social Development in Forest School with Adolescents
Ross Evans
Forest School: An Alternative Curriculum
Rich Sylvester
Learning from Working with Disaffected Year 10 Pupils
Jon Cree
Maintaining the Forest School Ethos while Working with 14 to 19-Year-Old Boys
 
PART THREE: FOREST SCHOOL AND YOUNG PEOPLE WITH PARTICULAR NEEDS
Fiona Hopkins
Removing Barriers: Getting Children with Physical Challenges into the Woods
Xavier Elonquin and Tina Hutchinson
SEALs in the Woods!
Rebecca Wicks
Forest School and Looked-after Children
Kevin Burrows
Autism, Art and Nature as Relational Aspects of Forest School
 
PART FOUR: USING FOREST SCHOOL STRATEGICALLY
Mike Brady
Addicts and Forest School
Lucy Partridge and Wendy Taylor
Forest School for Families
Louise Ambrose
Forest School Countywide: A Norfolk Perspective
Jenny Watters
Edinburgh's Forest School Partnership Project 'Building Local Capacity'
Sara Knight
Conclusion
Independent Customer Reviews

"Knight offers a needed addition to scholarship on outdoor and hybrid environmental curriculum, with a keen modeling accommodation for diverse and special-needs learners. The book's strength is that it provides a methodology for implementation of outdoor experiential education curriculum and assessment in independent and charter schools."

L.H. Taylor Jr.
North Carolina State University
CHOICE Magazine

'Despite the variety of contributors and their projects, the editor has achieved a consistence of tone and style in the writing, which is engaging and accessible'
-Valerie Huggins, Early Years


'[The editors] lead a mystery tour of learning in nature and nature in learning. I particularly delighted in the account of the practicalities of urban comprehensive pupils weaving together saplings along a trail as part of their 'Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning'. This book turns a dry Faculty of Public Health report green' -
Times Higher Education


'Yet again Sara has managed to capture the essence of Forest School. The varied case studies explore how the Forest School ethos applies across a wide range of clients, and demonstrate precisely why so many talented and enlightened practitioners are using Forest School with learners, especially those who don't fit in with the constraints of mainstream education' -
Susannah Podmore, FEI Coordinator, Forestry Commission England


A great review, introducing and exploring the concepts and practicalities of forest schools.

Mr charlie whewell
Sport & the Public Services Department, Bedford College
August 21, 2017

Essential reading for all those studying or wishing to improve knowledge of forest school and outdoor play and learning.

Mrs Kelly Cover
Trowbridge Campus, Wiltshire College
April 28, 2016

This book is a key text for those who are considering or currently engaged in Forest School Education. This book explores the context in which Forest School settings should be developed, discussing the role of the Forest School Leader and the importance of health and safety. The chapter on supporting children's social and emotional needs is thought provoking and provides many examples of how practitioners can develop their skills to support children's well being.

Miss Jackie Sumner
Childhood & Youth Studies, Edge Hill University
June 23, 2015
Contributors: 

Sara Knight

Sara Knight  is a teacher and Forest School leader.  She contributes to the development Forest School in the UK, publishing academic papers and books on the subject, and is a keynote speaker at conferences worldwide.  Since retiring as a University lecturer she continues to play in the woods and write about it.

Sara Knight will be discussing key ideas from Forest School in Practice in the SAGE Early Years Masterclass, a free professional development experience hosted by Kathy Brodie. To sign up, or for more information, click here.