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Forest Schools offer a unique educational experience using the outdoor environment of the forest as a classroom. The New Economics Foundation (NEF) evaluated two schools to highlight how they can provide learning opportunities for children who typically do not do as well in the classroom. NEF also created a self-appraisal methodology for leaders and teachers from other Forest Schools to assess their performance.
The evaluation suggests Forest Schools make a difference in the following ways:
Commissioned and funded the Forestry Commission
The research was undertaken by the New Economics Foundation and managed by Forest Research
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