Forest School Awards
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Newtownards Nursery School

Council area: Ards and North Down Borough Council
Forest School contact: Joanne Dunne
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 title= Background: At Newtownards Nursery we are committed to ensure the highest standards of learning and teaching for all our children. As an 'Outstanding School' in the last ETI Inspection, March 2020, we provide a rich, stimulating and inspiring learning environment. We believe that, rather than seeing the child as an empty vessel waiting to be filled with knowledge, there is a child with unlimited potential who is eager to interact and contribute to the world. We believe that observing, reflecting, assessing and documenting children's learning, successes and achievements are crucial elements of the Northern Ireland Pre-School Curriculum.

A child has a fundamental right to 'realise and expand their potentail driven by curiosity and imagination, who delights in responsibility for his/her own learning, a child who is listens and is listened to, needs to love and be loved, a child who is valued in a warm, happy, friendly atmosphere.

 title= Forest School setting: Newtownards Nursery School have been using Londonderry Park for their Forest School lessons. The area has some lovely trees and lots of areas for their pupils to explore and learn.

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