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Jo Schofield

Jo Schofield

  • 5 stars across 5 books
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

25th March 2019

Wild Things

Have you ever wanted to find fairies in the garden, meet a unicorn, ride a dragon or share a picnic with a mermaid? Ju... MoreWild Things

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15th March 2022

Make This Book Wild

From the authors behind The Stick Book and many other outdoor adventure favourites, this interactive one-of-a-kind... MoreMake This Book Wild

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7th May 2015

The Stick, Weather, City Things to Do Books Collection by Fiona Danks

It's all about having fun outdoors in the wild spaces near where you live - hunting for wildlife clues, watching wild cr... MoreThe Stick, Weather, City Things to Do Books Collection by Fiona Danks

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6th May 2010

Make it Wild!: 101 Things to Make and Do Outdoors

Encouraging kids away from computers and the TV into the natural world, this fun-filled book lets them use their imagi... MoreMake it Wild!: 101 Things to Make and Do Outdoors

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19th May 2016

The Den Book

" Here' s a book that will bring the " great" back into the great out... MoreThe Den Book

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