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Forest School

Forest School

A Forest School has been defined by the Forest School England network as:

“An inspirational process that offers children, young people and adults regular opportunities to achieve, and develop confidence and self-esteem through hands-on learning experiences in a woodland environment” Forest Education Initiative (2005).

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Forest School and its impacts on young children: Case studies in Britain

‘‘Forest School is an inspirational process that offers all ages regular opportunities to achieve and develop confidence through hands-on learning in a woodland environment’’

Murray and O’Brien (2005).