Unveiling the Cognitive Benefits of Forest School Education: Insights from Research
Forest School Association Blog
by Nic Harding
2d ago
The cognitive benefits of forest school education have been a focal point of academic research, shedding light on how outdoor experiences in nature stimulate children’s intellectual growth. Dr. Ming Kuo, a leading researcher in environmental psychology, has conducted extensive studies on the cognitive effects of green spaces. Dr. Kuo’s work reveals that exposure to natural ..read more
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Guest Blog : Exploring the Impact of Forest School Education: A Look at Notable Research
Forest School Association Blog
by Nic Harding
1w ago
In the realm of forest school education, numerous researchers have delved deep into understanding the profound impact of nature-based learning on children’s development. Notable among them is Dr. Sara Knight, a pioneer in the field whose work has illuminated the transformative power of outdoor experiences. Dr. Knight’s research emphasizes the role of nature in promoting ..read more
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2024 Notice of AGM
Forest School Association Blog
by Gareth Davies
1M ago
Forest School Association Annual General Meeting 2024 The following content is accessible for members only, please sign in ..read more
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FSA Guidance Note: Low ropes
Forest School Association Blog
by Gareth Davies
1M ago
Guidance for qualified Forest School practitioners using Temporary Rope Structures for play at Forest School Prepared by Richard Irvine and the team of FSA Endorsed Forest School Trainers – November 2023 Scope of the guidance This guidance deals with elements constructed from ropes, nets and webbing – including slacklines – with the possible addition of ..read more
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FSA Guidance Note: Low ropes
Forest School Association Blog
by Gareth Davies
1M ago
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Bringing Children Closer to Nature Report – Sylva Foundation
Forest School Association Blog
by Nic Harding
2M ago
Report of a survey on ForestSchool and Outdoor Learning in England Sylva Foundation The Bringing Children Closer to Nature survey (2018) aims to explore barriers and opportunities to activities in wooded areas and forests, including the practice of Forest School, and it will quantify any issues preventing development and growth. Its three main aims are to: This ..read more
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IOL Bushcraft PPG CONFERENCE – Spring 2024
Forest School Association Blog
by Nic Harding
3M ago
1-3 MARCH, DANEMEAD SCOUT CAMP, BROXBOURNE, HERTS. Keynote – Embracing the Wild: Thriving as a Woman in the Outdoor and Bushcraft Industry by Naomi Allsworth from Channel 4’s “Alone” Workshops: Dave Watson Feathersticks, Flowers, Hoops and Games Chris Lundregan Working With Hornbeam Rupert Loch Make Your Own Atlatl Billy Souter Bone Tool Making Luschka van Onselen Natural Dyes ..read more
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Deborah Benham Conference 2023 – Keynote Speaker – Resource list
Forest School Association Blog
by Nic Harding
5M ago
Deborah has kindly provided a list of resources for conference delegates who were inspired or interested by her presentation. Deborah says ‘Thank you so much for the warm reception to my keynote talk at the conference and the many excellent follow up conversations. Attached is a list of resources relevant to deep nature connection, community ..read more
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Forest School Association Social Media
Forest School Association Blog
by Nic Harding
7M ago
In this world of multimedia messenging it can be tricky to be heard. The FSA reach out through, social media, our e-newsletter the Weekly Roundup and for FSA National Conferences through our conference WhatsApp Group. Please help us be heard, by liking sharing, saving and/or commenting on our posts. Please find our Social Media links ..read more
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2023 AGM and election results
Forest School Association Blog
by Gareth Davies
1y ago
Please find below a video recording of the 2023 FSA annual general meeting, which was conducted online on Saturday 29th April 2023. Minutes to follow Election Results The election of the four candidates took place in line with AGM and election processes and all four were elected to the board. The results were announced during ..read more
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