Forest School Awards
The outreach programme for Learning Without Walls

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Ballyore Community Nursery

Council area: Derry City and Strabane District Council
Forest School contact: Joanne O'Neill
Main Forest School contact email address: joneill1213@googlemail.com
School website address: www.newbuildingsps.co.uk/nursery
Year of Forest School accreditation: 2014

Background: The background to becoming a Forest school was a result of our Awards for All grant in 2013, which led us to meeting Karen Kirkgaard, NIFSA Forest School Trainer, as she took gardening lessons. Karen then invited me to take part in Forest School training and I loved it. We have continued Forest school ever since.

Forest School setting: This usually takes place in our nursery garden and in the grounds of the main primary school. During training, we took the children to St Columb's Park to complete Forest School. We hope to go back there on a regular basis.

Read an evaluation of the NIFSA Forest School Programme for Ballyore Community Nursery


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