Forest School Awards
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North Coast Integrated College

Council area: Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council
Forest School contact: Andrea Lyttle
Main Forest School contact email address:
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Year of Forest School accreditation: 2019
Volunteers wanted: We welcome parents getting involved in our Forest School programme.

Den Background: We have a thriving Eco-Club and wonderful outdoor space at our College. The creation of a Forest School was a natural development for us.

North Coast Integrated College is different because we believe that staff, parents and pupils working together in an environment of mutual respect that celebrates diversity works better for everyone. Integrated education is not just about accepting everyone ; integrated education is about celebrating our differences and building an ethos of tolerance and respect. The young adults in our school are preparing to live and work in a multicultural diverse society. I believe that there is no better way to prepare for this than allowing pupils to learn about and from each other every day.

Explaining Forest School setting: We started our Forest School journey in 2019. We have a mature woodland located on our grounds and we are going to be developing more activity within it. We also keep our own chickens and have a very successful pond with a huge variety of pondlife for us to study.

Read an evaluation of the NIFSA Forest School Programme for North Coast Integrated College

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