I’m thrilled to tell you about a new book from forest school practitioner Richard Irvine, author of GMC Publications’ bestseller Forest Craft. Wild Days (March 2021, RRP £16.99) is the perfect guide for forest school teachers and families – packed with advice, useful tips and simple step-by-step instructions, all accompanied by inspirational photographs, this book will prove useful to novices and experienced outdoors-people alike. With many parents home-educating this last year many families may be looking to provide a more diverse education this spring away from screens… if so this will be your go-to book, and if you’re concerned about allowing children to use tools all the safety advice you could need is in here backed up by the wealth of Richard’s knowledge and practical experience as an outdoors craft educator and as a parent. Richard has been a joy to work with and is a wonderful teacher – he really knows what he’s talking about. “Every day can be a wild day. The wilderness is not always on our doorstep, but little bits of wild nature can be found everywhere – whether you live in a bustling city or its suburbs, or close to farms, forest or on the coast. There are adventures to be hard in parks, on city streets, canal tow-paths, riverbanks, beaches, woods, moorland and country walks. All that is needed is a bit of curiosity and maybe a guide like this book.” – Richard Irvine.