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Following the success of Nature's Playground, Go Wild and Make it Wild, in their latest book, Run Wild, Jo Schofield and Fiona Danks focus on inspiring children of all ages - as well as parents, teachers, youth leaders and anyone working or playing with children - to have fun outdoors, anywhere, any time, whatever the weather. Here are activity ideas and practical projects for all ages and all occasions, from outdoor games to woodland storytelling, from wild navigation to planting trees.
RUN WILD WILD PARTIES The instant outdoor party Woodland parties Camping and outdoor feasts Active adventure parties Tips for outdoor par ties WILD GAMES Old favourites Natural versions of traditional games Inventing outdoor games Beach games, night games, and bubble games WILD STORIES Wild stor ytelling Stor yboards and story pictures Wild poetr y,charms and spells Story sticks WILD THEATRE Costumes Masks Body and face painting Puppets and magical creatures Musical instuments WILD TRAILS Wild navigating Tracking and stalking Treaure trails Techno trails Letterboxing WILD ACTION Wild watching Discovering what's under your feet Growing your own food Making a difference DISCOVERING MORE ABOUT RUNNING WILD Index Acknowledgements
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. 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. 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