Useful Links

General information about Forest School
www.forestschoolassociation.org – information about Forest School in the UK
www.foresteducation.org – information about outdoor learning and Forest School
http://www.staffordshireforestschools.org – lots of useful information about Forest School in Staffordshire.
https://forestschools.wordpress.com/ – the Forest School website for Derbyshire, coordinated by Derbyshire County Council

Forest School research
http://www.forestry.gov.uk/fr/infd-5z3jvz – interesting research to show that Forest School works!
http://www.forestry.gov.uk/fr/infd-5z3kfm – more examples of studies into the impact of Forest School.

Risk and risk management
http://davidjball.com – risk benefit assessment in action
http://rethinkingchildhood.com – research for Tim Gill regarding children, risk and play.
http://www.hse.gov.uk/risk/index.htm – the risk management pages of the Health and Safety Executive website.
https://emptyclassroomday.org.uk/resources/ A useful website with lots of information regarding outdoor learning but also a great guide to simple risk benefit assessment.

Learning theories
http://www.businessballs.com/index.htm – a business based website that covers a wide range of subjects linked to Forest School including learning theories, learning styles, reflective practice and lots more.

Management planning
http://magic.defra.gov.uk/ – a Natural England website where you can check for any legal designations that my be present on land.
https://sylva.org.uk/myforest/education – a website from the Sylva Foundation focused on enabling simple management plans to be developed for small woodland areas.
http://jncc.defra.gov.uk/page-2656 – information regarding the woodland communities within the National Vegetation Classification.

These are all external links and we cannot be held responsible for them or any of the content found in them.

 

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