Two boys go hiking with backpacks on a forest road bright sunny day

A History of Forest Schools Around the World and in the UK

Although in recent years the Principles of Forest Schools have been formalised to a greater degree than ever before, there has been a long history of outdoor education and learning in the natural environment.

The history and development of the modern Forest School movement in the UK is told brilliantly in two articles by Jon Cree and Mel McCree in two Horizons articles from 2012. These can be found online using the links below;

A Brief History of Forest School Part 1

A Brief History of Forest School Part 2

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