Forest School Awards
The outreach programme for Learning Without Walls

qualified schools
trainee schools

pupils engaged
families engaged
Statistics are from September 2016 when
the Forest School Awards began
A partnership between NIFSA and The Dufferin Foundation at Clandeboye
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Welcome to the home of the Forest School Awards, the outreach programme for Learning Without Walls.

The Learning Without Walls initiative is a series of programmes all designed to get children learning outside in the natural environment with their schools, youth groups and families.

It is a Northern Ireland-wide partnership between the Dufferin Foundation and the Northern Ireland Forest School Association.

The Forest School Awards supports the training of teachers, youth leaders and families in their own community ensuring there are no barriers for participation.

Use the Forest School Awards website to help you:

* understand what a Forest School is.
* find out what are the benefits in becoming a Forest School.
* choose from a variety of options on how to become a Forest School.
* complete all your Forest School Leader Level 3 qualification on-line.
* access resources enabling you to develop your Forest School programme.
* record all your Forest School activity.
* produce Forest School reports for Eco-Schools evidence.
* encourage families to become involved in your Forest School programme.

And much more...