SECTION 1: Nature Provision for very Young Children Chapter 1: Nature Kindergarten Chapter 2: Rural Day Nurseries Chapter 3: Urban Day Nurseries SECTION 2: Forest School Opportunities for Three to Five Year Olds Chapter 4: Scotland Chapter 5: Wales Chapter 6: Northern Ireland & Ireland Chapter 7: England SECTION 3: Forest School at Primary School Chapter 8: State Schools Compared Chapter 9: Independent Provision compared SECTION 4: Forest School at Secondary School Chapter 10: Forest Schools as Part of Special and Inclusive Education Chapter 11: Forest School as an Intervention Strategy in Mainstream Schools Chapter 12: Forest School and Pupil Referral Units, and Other Separate Provision SECTION 5: Other Forest School Occurences Chapter 13: Improving Mental Health through Forest School Chapter 14: Supporting Families with Forest School Conclusions
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.
This book celebrates the long and diverse journey that the Forest School Approach has had within the UK. It demonstrates clearly the benefits for all people, young and old, of being outside in Nature. Sara shares inspirational case studies that clearly share the place of leadership and innovation in the field of education, to make a difference for children and families. -- Claire Warden