The Stick Book - Loads of things you can make or do with a stick

The stick is a universal toy. Totally natural, all-purpose, free, it offers limitless opportunities for outdoor play and adventure. It provides a starting point for an active imagination and the raw materials for transformation into almost anything!

In this book, Jo Schofield and Fiona Danks offer masses of suggestions for things to do with a stick, in the way of adventures and bushcraft, creative imagination and play, games, woodcraft and conservation, music and more.

With activities like: Build a den Make a bow and arrows Make a sun-clock Play capture the flag And many, many more

Jo and Fiona share a passionate commitment to introducing children to experiences that allow them to enjoy outdoor adventures, explore their limits, take measured risks and learn new skills. They are the also the authors of The Wild Weather Book: Loads of the Things to Do in Rain, Wind and Snow, Go Wild! and Make it Wild.

‘A beautiful and inspiring book, bursting with practical suggestions which will appeal to every child’ s imagination. Reading it, I wanted to rush out to my nearest wood immediately!’ Julia Donaldson, author of The Gruffalo

About the authors (2013)

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.

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.

Bibliographic information

Title The Stick Book: Loads of things you can make or do with a stick
Authors Fiona Danks, Jo Schofield
Edition illustrated
Publisher Frances Lincoln, 2013
ISBN 9781781011140
Length 128 pages

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