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19KEC313 Introduction to Forest School


Run by - Forest School Ireland

Dates:  Mon 1st – Friday 5th July 2019 (9.30am-2pm)

Course Outline:

Are you interested in learning the skills to be able to take your class outside and into a woodland setting more often? Would you like children to be able to spend more time outdoors, in nature, which has huge benefits for their health & well-being as well as their personal, cognitive and creative development.

Forest School, which has been growing in Ireland since 2013 is based on recurring time in nature, it is child-led and designed to develop the children’s relationship to themselves, each other, learning and nature in a safe and holistic way.

This course will show you how to take children outside safely. It will show how forest school links in well with the primary curriculum and will also look at maximising your school grounds into an outdoor learning space.

Course Outcomes:

·         You will understand the Ethos and Principles of Forest School.

·         You will:

1.         Understand the Forest School approach to learning.

2.         Be able to participate in a Forest School experience.

3.         Understand methods of identification of woodland species.

4.         Understand how Forest School impacts on the woodland environment.

5.     Understand hazards at Forest School.

·         We will explore Art & Literacy in the Outdoors

Please Note: A large part of this course will take place outdoors, so please be prepared for all sort of weather, rain, sun, and wear good solid outdoor footwear, bring waterproofs and layers. We will have an indoor space as our base for the week. There are toilets and a café onsite.

Venue: Castletown House, Celbridge, Co. Kildare, W23 V9H3.        

How to find the Venue Location: Google maps link: https://goo.gl/maps/RK4F8jLaKAx

The entrance to the main car park is to be found just off the roundabout at Junction 6 on the M4 motorway, it is signposted with the brown heritage signs.

Indoor space: The Ironing Room (near the café), The West Wing, Castletown House

Outdoor: Various Woodlands at Castletown House, Celbridge, Co. Kildare 

Event Properties

Event Date 01-07-2019 9:30 am
Event End Date 05-07-2019 2:00 pm
Capacity 20
Cut off date 05-07-2019 12:00 pm
Individual Price €50.00
Number Hours 20
Location Castletown House, Celbridge, Co. Kildare
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    R51 KN66