Forest School continues to grow and develop, both in the UK and internationally. Literature and research in the field tend to document this growth, while this book takes a novel approach to the Forest school conversation, taking a critical look at the various tensions and difficulties that surround Forest School practice. The editors, together with chapter authors drawn from the fields of academia and practice, form an experienced voice, encouraging the reader to reflect upon, question and explore complex areas of Forest School practice.

Aspects of Training: A Conversation

Aspects of Training: A Conversation

Aspects of Training: A Conversation
Lily Horseman Mark Sackville-Ford

Chapter Aims

In this chapter we aim to:

  • Discuss our unique perspectives around aspects of Forest School
  • Consider how we can ensure training is of good quality
  • Reflect about the current landscape of Forest School in the UK
  • Think about what a Forest School community might be


training, communication, principles, ethos, quality assurance, community, biophilia


Like much of Forest School practice, the development and evolution of Forest School training in the UK has been organic. As a result of this history, there is a fragmented and fractured approach to training. The following chapter is an attempt for the authors to use dialogue as a tool to explore aspects of Forest ...

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