Forest School Awards
The outreach programme for Learning Without Walls

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Astoria Kindergarten (Gilnahirk Primary School) Working towards qualification

Council area: Belfast City Council
Forest School contact: Sinead Mooney
Main Forest School contact email address: astoriakindergarten@hotmail.com
School website address: https://www.facebook.com/pg/Astoria-Kindergarten-841952865873636/about/
Year of Forest School accreditation:

Background: Astoria Kindergarten is located within the grounds of Gilnahirk Primary School. We have always been passionate about getting our pupils outside. The opportunity came up in 2016/17 to apply for a Forest School Award to undertake formal Forest School Leader training with NIFSA. We were lucky enough to secure funding and went through the training.

Forest School setting: We undertook the formal Forest School training in Tullycarnett Park. The Park is just outside the side gate of the school. We also have a wonderful wooded area within the school grounds that we have developed for Forest School activities.


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