Forest School Awards
The outreach programme for Learning Without Walls
Why Become a Forest School
How To Become a Forest School
Forest School Award Application
NIFSA deliver a comprehensive 6-week Forest School Leader Level 3 training and assessment programme. It also includes a Forest School Starter Kit Bag and Official NIFSA Forest School plaque on completion.
If your organisation would like an opportunity to participate in the programme and you do not have funding then complete the Forest School Awards Application Form.
Local Councils, Government agencies, local businesses and others support organisations that want to become Forest Schools. Complete the Forest School Awards Application Form and NIFSA will actively seek funding to support your application.
To apply for a Forest School Award you will need to create an account. This will allow you to save/change your application as and when you like before making the final submission.
If you already have a pending application,
Your email address
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Re-enter your chosen password
Section 1: Organisation Details
Name of Organisation
Address of School
Local Council Area
Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council
Ards and North Down Borough Council
Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council
Belfast City Council
Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council
Derry City and Strabane District Council
Fermanagh and Omagh District Council
Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council
Mid and East Antrim Borough Council
Mid Ulster District Council
Newry, Mourne and Down District Council
Section 2: Proposed Forest School site and project
If you can undertake your Forest School training at a local Council Park you can be considered for Council funding if your Council area is funding the Forest School Awards. Check the logos in the footer of the Forest School Awards website to see if your Council is involved.
Proposed Forest School site
Name of Council Park or Other
How do you propose to travel to the site?
Please provide detail to include any financial considerations.
Proposed year group
Estimated number of pupils/children regularly attending
How would your school benefit from winning a Forest School Award? (100 words)
Will you encourage parents/other volunteers to take part? If yes, how will you do this? (100 words)
How do you propose promoting the Forest School
Programme within your school and community? (100 words)
How do you plan to continue the Forest School Programme in future years?
Have you previously received support from the Council to participate in a Forest School programme? PLEASE NAME
Are you prepared to pay the annual £100 membership charge? This helps us to continue training more Forest Schools and supporting existing Forest Schools.
You must complete all fields before you can submit this application.
Once submitted, you will not be able to edit your application.