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St Clare's Abbey Primary School

Council area: Newry, Mourne and Down District Council
Forest School contact: Brendan Byrne
Main Forest School contact email address: bbyrne144@c2kni.net
School website address: http://www.stclaresabbeyps.com/
Year of Forest School accreditation: 2019

Explorative Background: We undertook training with NIFSA in 2018/19. We have a fantastic wooded area that we regularly use for our outdoor lessons. Our P4 and P2 teachers and classes participated in the Forest School training and assessment. Everybody thoroughly enjoyed it and are looking forward to introducing it to other classes.

Making Forest School setting: The Forest School ethos helps us achieve our Mission Statement and school aims. Our school mission statement: Within St Clare s Abbey we are guided in our thoughts, words and actions by the values of our founders; Blessed Edmund Rice, Saint Clare and Saint Francis who devoted their lives to sharing God s love with others through their dedicated and joyful service. In our efforts to keep their mission alive in 21st century Ireland we encourage everyone in our school to: Love God Love each other & Love learning Our School aims are: We will work with our parents and the wider community to help all in St Clare s Abbey develop: A sense of how precious we are and of God s great love for us. The social skills and moral attributes required to contribute positively to our community. A true love for learning that will help each of us achieve our full potential.

Read an evaluation of the NIFSA Forest School Programme for St Clare's Abbey Primary School


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