Go Wild! 101 Things To Do Outdoors Before You Grow Up

Go Wild! by Fiona Danks and Jo Schofield

101 Things To Do Outdoors Before You Grow Up

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Format: Paperback / softback, 160 Pages
ISBN: 9780711229396
Publisher: Frances Lincoln
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Encouraging kids away from computers and the TV into the natural world, this fun-filled book is jam-packed full of outdoor adventures for families to share. Whether it's foraging for wild food, the magical excitement of making fires, cooking over the hot coals or making your own shelter, it's bursting with brilliant ideas for kids of eight and older to have fun outdoors – ones that will also help them to learn new skills and improve their independence and confidence. From making a catapult to catching crayfish, creating fire without matches to constructing a tepee, Go Wild is all about thrilling activities, amazing discoveries and kids having the time of their lives in the great outdoors.

Fiona Danks did a degree in Ecology at Edinburgh University followed by a PGCE in Rural and Environmental Science at Bath College of Higher Education. She worked in environmental education for a number of years, first for the Shropshire Wildlife Trust and then for the Berkshire Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire Wildlife Trust, organizing training for teachers and taking groups of children out to nature reserves and other wild sites. She then went on to write books about the Chiltern Hills and the Cotswold Hills while working part-time running activities in a pre-school nursery. She currently runs the Trust for Oxfordshire's Environment, a non-profit making company providing grants for a wide range of community and environmental projects across Oxfordshire. Fiona lives in Watlington in Oxfordshire. Through their website www.goingwild.net Jo and Fiona provide more ideas for outdoor activities and an opportunity for debate on the importance of real world adventures for all young people.

For more information on how to encourage children to go outdoors, visit Fiona and Jo's website click here

Jo Schofield gained a degree in psychology from Exeter University and began her career working for an educational psychologist in London. After getting involved in the production of a film, she went on to work in the creative department of a TV advertising agency where she began taking still photographs. This led on to her becoming a commercial photographer in Australia and then London. She worked mainly for national editorial magazines such as Country Living. When her children were small she worked in Watlington Primary School and the Dragon school in Oxford, applying her creative knowledge to the classroom with children aged 6-9 years. More recently she has been focusing on writing and photographing for a series of books with co-author Fiona Danks. Jo lives near Watlington in Oxfordshire. Through their website www.goingwild.net Jo and Fiona provide more ideas for outdoor activities and an opportunity for debate on the importance of real world adventures for all young people.

For more information on how to encourage children to go outdoors, visit Jo and Fiona's website click here

Format: Paperback / softback, 160 Pages
ISBN: 9780711229396
Illustrations: 200 colour photographs
Size: 7.559 in x 9.646 in / 192 mm x 245 mm
Published:

An essential addition to the kit bag of any budding outdoor adventurer.

A brilliant and amazing bushcraft book with stunning pictures we all dream of in our prep schools. Forget lounging on the sofa in front of the TV in the comfy living room of the boarding house. Get out there! I truly believe that this book should be shown during one of your governors' meetings if you intend to promote outdoor education in your school.

An essential addition to the kit bag of any budding outdoor adventurer.

Full of ideas to tempt young people outside, and is packed with colour photographs showing the fun that can be had. As with every topic in this book, there are very clear instructions, which are easy to follow, and photographs illustrating every step of the way. Whether you're a parent or a youngster leafing through this book, it's hard not to be inspired by Go Wild!.

A joyous celebration of independence, the great outdoors and taking risks, this is the ideal solution to a credit crunch summer holiday - nature comes conveniently free.

This sumptuously designed book is a pleasure to peruse and really makes you want to head outdoors.

Full of ideas and activities for older children to enjoy the outdoors.

Real kids doing real stuff! This fantastic book is aimed squarely at the age group most often accused by society of spending too much time indoors… Written in a style that implicitly trusts young people's capabilities, and is illustrated with great photos of kids enjoying the outdoors. I've had to wrestle it away from my eight year old just to get a look!

With step-by-step guidelines, stunning photos and sensible advice, the book describes a range of outdoor adventures for families to share, offering tempting alternatives to screen-based entertainment. Sue Palmer … says 'Go Wild! is just what families need to escape from virtual worlds and rediscover the wonders of the real one. It provides the perfect recipe for transforming cotton wool into confident, independent, resilient young people. Every family should have a copy!'

To help make the idea of going outside more fun for both kids and adults Jo Schofield and Fiona Danks have written a series of books packed full of ideas! The good news is nearly all the activities suggested in the books cosst very little and need hardly any fancy equipment, just the motivation to get out of the door and have a go at something new. The authors hope there is something to everyone whether you live in the town or the country or whether you want to climb a mountain or just make a den at the bottom of the garden or in the local park.

Not just for kids, this book is packed with ideas.

A brilliant and amazing bushcraft book with stunning pictures we all dream of in our prep schools. Forget lounging on the sofa in front of the TV in the comfy living room of the boarding house. Get out there! I truly believe that this book should be shown during one of your governors' meetings if you intend to promote outdoor education in your school.

Go Wild! Is aimed at families giving you the confidence and knowledge to teach your children new skills in bush craft and how to appreciate the wilder world. Split into easily digestible chapters on shelter, fire, foraging, tools and lots more, it emphasises safety and takes you step by step through activities and crafts that will keep you and your children spellbound for hours...Robin Hood would have been proud to own this book.

an essential read for any father desperate to get their teenagers off the computer and into the great outdoors.

Go Wild! Is aimed at families giving you the confidence and knowledge to teach your children new skills in bush craft and how to appreciate the wilder world. Split into easily digestible chapters on shelter, fire, foraging, tools and lots more, it emphasises safety and takes you step by step through activities and crafts that will keep you and your children spellbound for hours...Robin Hood would have been proud to own this book.