This book explains what 'Forest School' really means and combines theory with practice on the importance of play and risk. From the history of forest schools to how they became established in the UK and what practitioners need to consider if embarking on setting up one, it includes step by step guidance on:
the equipment and training needed
first aid and risk management
how to involve colleagues and parents
how to obtain funding and help from LAs.
An invaluable resource and training manual for those studying to be a Forest School leader or practitioner.