If the traditional, stereotypical model of classroom education is ‘telling’ the learner about facts and ideas, then outdoor education is more about ‘showing’. Take that one step further and forest school is all about ‘guiding’ the learner through ideas, skills and concepts that appeal to them.
I'd like to say that I'd spent hours refining my banana bread recipe but the truth is, it's the campfire that works its magic and does so on every recipe I've tried. Read on for a basic recipe and the all-important campfire method.
Dream catchers are always a favourite with both children and adults alike. Their colourful web and woodland decorations never fail to make the forest school area look lovely and their creation can lead to deep imaginative play, storytelling and interesting conversations.
I feel very lucky that I have had this opportunity to start something so magical and feel a strong sense of pride when I speak about my career, this was not the case before I studied my Forest School Leadership.
It's a bumper year for elderflower this year. The frothy flowers are everywhere and the scent is incredible. Use this simple recipe if you’d like to have a go at making some home-made fizz.
My Great Auntie Joan used to make elderflower champagne when we were kids and I always looked forward to a glass in her small wood-and-glass lean-to as the early summer sunshine peeped through the geraniums. She swore blind that it wasn’t alcoholic but I’d beg to differ. It was divine.
Reminiscent of a sweet pickled onion followed by a wild garlic thwack. Pick the buds when they’re fat and just about to burst. They make a glorious thunking noise as you pick them.
The first blog in a new series called My Forest School Journey comes from our very own founder, Jackie Roby. Find out how and why she created Go Wild and find out more about her.
In the gap between the Old Blog and the New Blog there was an old life and a new life. Everything changed.
These tempting treats are synonymous with Christmas in our house. They are never made at any other time of the year and, to our family, they are more festive than mince pies (and disappear in half the time).
Jackie shows you how to make a simple bird feeder using an apple and a butter knife.
I won Best Woodland Course 2017! Yay!
The best way to cook trout is over an open fire. Even better when the trout is freshly caught.
If you put a bunch of women into a woodland together then amazing things will happen.
Somehow I promised to get up early.
Smoking the eggs takes this vegetarian recipe to a whole new level.
We can't wait for them to save our planet,
What exactly is wrong with fracking and who is telling the truth?
Would I do it all again? YES. And this is why. It’s probably not what you think
I'm not the first member of my family to live somewhere unusual.
Where to find inspiration in daily life, plus funny stories about shrews.
It's easier than you think but I still messed it up.
What do we do when our kids don't recognise a holly leaf? At Christmastime.
How many can you identify?
Moving house. Literally.
When your home gives you motion sickness.
Today I discovered a huge disadvantage to living alone.
Just to clarify: I am not a hippy.
Yes, it’s a gurt big wooden horse box.
Truth be told, this blustery weather is getting to me.
For the briefest of moments, I wondered why I had a smoke alarm in bed with me.
No one has told Nature that she needs to keep the noise down.
Baba Yaga lives deep in the forest. Sometimes she acts benevolently. More often she roasts children over the fire and has them for supper.
The current badger cull is an issue that will have a massive impact on both our wildlife and our farming communities.
There is no way I'm going to move back to the city. No way.