Forest School Awards
The outreach programme for Learning Without Walls

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Carrickfergus Central Primary School

Council area: Mid and East Antrim Borough Council
Forest School contact: Hannah Dunlop
Main Forest School contact email address: hdunlop396@c2kni.net
School website address: http://www.centralps.co.uk/
Year of Forest School accreditation:

Describing Background: Carrickfergus Central Primary School is only a short distance from Shafesbury Park in Carrickfergus. The school has a very strong Eco-School ethos and wanting to embed Forest Schools was a natural progression. It is so important to get our pupils outside on a regular basis. We applied for the Forest School Awards in 2016/17 and were fortunate to secure funding to receive NIFSA training and support.

Shaftesbury Forest School setting: Shaftesbury Park is in the heart of Carrickfergus and is surrounded by some of the old Castle walls. The Park is ideally suited to Forest Schools offering a wonderful setting for our Forest School. It is only a few minutes walk from the school. Carrickfergus Central Primary School has also offered itself to be a Champion Forest School, helping to promote the Forest School ideal to others in the Council area.


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