School’s Out receives a 2015 Honor Award and recommendation from Skipping Stones,
a nonprofit international multicultural magazine.
American RadioWorks, Forest Schools, May 12, 2015 (mention of film at min. 2:30, total 33 minutes).
Hanford visits a school in Quechee, Vermont that introduced a forest
day. "Eliza Minnucci got the idea after watching a documentary about a
forest school in Switzerland where kids spend all day, every day, out in
Out of the Classroom and Into the Woods. In a story on NPR by Emily Hanford, School's Out is mentioned as inspiration for a "forest day" at a Vermont public school, May 26, 2015 (5 minutes, film mentioned in 1st minute).
"Every parent and teacher should see this film."
Dr. Marcy Guddemi, Executive Director of the Gesell Institute of Child Development, CT
School Library Journal
"a powerful and beautifully crafted documentary that illuminates who children are, what's important
to them, and what should be important to us as educators."
Salvatore Vascellaro, Graduate Faculty, Bank Street College of Education
"This film has touched me profoundly."
Barbara Stern, Early Childhood Education Consultant
children and I were riveted, amused, and entertained."
Gracewood, author, editor and book reviewer, New Zealand
"School's Out inspired me to found a forest kindergarten in my public elementary school."
Eliza Hutchinson, kindergarten teacher, VT
"One of the most powerful, paradigm shifting movies for me at this year's festival was School's Out. It dramatically changed what I thought about early childhood education. School's Out has certainly influenced how I will raise my children."
Lisa Tessarowicz, Board President, Rocky Mountain Women's Film Festival
" ... the movie is a provocative
jumping-off point for discussion precisely because the schooling it
documents seems inconceivable to American parents and educators."
Emily Bazelon, Slate Magazine