Forest School and its impacts on young children – O’Brien & Murray 2007

13th November 2015

As Forest School has become more widespread throughout Britain an understanding is needed of its impact. This paper outlines a two phase evaluation project undertaken in Wales and England from 2002 to 2005. The evaluation was undertaken through a partnership between Forest Research and the New Economics Foundation. A methodology was developed to explore the impacts of Forest School on children and this was then used to track changes in 24 children at three case study areas over an 8-month period.