In recent years we have seen the development of the Forest School Practice across the UK. However, the development of the programme is related to a love of outdoor that has been seen across the UK and the rest of Europe for hundreds of years. The ethos of the Forest School System developed from a early philosophers, naturalists and educators influences. The programme found its roots in the 1990s where research into ‘alternative’ educational models was popular, following the teacher/outcome approach encouraged by the release of the UK National Curriculum. Below you will find a timeline of events that led to the Forest School we love today. The information within the table was researched from the Forest School Associations website (Click here to visit).