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22KESC303 Outdoor Learning made Easy - Introduction to Forest School Ethos & Principles

Mon 4th July - Friday 8th July from 9.30am-2pm (Face-to-Face)

Outdoor Learning Made Easy - Introduction to Forest School Ethos & Principles

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:
    • Understand the Forest School approach to learning.
    • Be able to participate in a Forest School experience.
    • Understand methods of identification of woodland species.
    • Understand risk assessing at Forest School.
  • We will explore Art & Literacy in the Outdoors

Please Note: This course will take place FULLY 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 lunch the week. There are toilets and a café onsite.

Event Properties

Event Date 04-07-2022 9:30 am
Event End Date 08-07-2022 2:00 pm
Capacity 20
Registered 12
Cut off date 21-06-2022 3:00 pm
Individual Price €50.00
Speaker Lucy Bell
Number Hours 20
Location Castletown House, Celbridge, Co. Kildare
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  • Address:
    Friary Road, Kildare Town, Co Kildare,
  • Eircode:
    R51 KN66
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