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Forest Craft

Forest Craft
  • Publishing: Spring 19
  • Pub month: February
  • ISBN-13: 9781784945008
  • Author: Richard Irvine
  • Price: £16.99
  • Binding: PB with flaps
  • No. of pages: 160
  • Dimensions: 260 x 215 mm
  • Colour : Full colour throughout

Forest Craft

In today’s hectic world, many of us are looking for ways to slow down, take time out, and calm our busy minds. The benefits of doing this are well documented for overworked adults. However, there’s an increasing focus on how much children can gain from regular, quiet, meditative practice. An absorbing pastime like whittling in a peaceful woodland setting offers exactly that. With an emphasis on safety and adult supervision, this book presents a range of simple and fun projects that children can make and enjoy hours of play with afterwards – projects such as a kazoo, mini furniture, duck call, whimmy diddle, rhythm sticks and elder wand.

Richard Irvine is a passionate advocate of high-quality outdoor learning experiences for children and adults. He is a qualified teacher with a PGCE from Oxford University and over 20 years’ experience in the field of outdoor learning. He has delivered Forest School programmes and professional training courses for educators in the UK and abroad, and run the Level 3 Forest School training course at Duchy College, Cornwall. In addition, he has worked as Woodlands Projects Officer for South West Forest and as Head of Centre for a Devon County Council outdoor education centre. An accomplished greenwood carver, Richard brings woodcraft into his work wherever possible through progressing children’s skills at Forest School, as well as running professional development workshops and recreational carving days for adults.

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