Forest School Awards
The outreach programme for Learning Without Walls

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Waringstown Primary School

Council area: Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council
Forest School contact: Martin Gault, Vice-Principal
Main Forest School contact email address: mrgault@waringstownps.co.uk
School website address: www.waringstownps.co.uk
Year of Forest School accreditation: 2016
Volunteers wanted: We are looking for volunteers to help bring out our Nursery Classes every Wednesday morning between 9.15 and 10.15am

Making Background: We are delighted to announce that we are now an Official Forest School after our year's work with Brian from NIFSA in 2016. Two teachers, one school volunteer and three parents have all achieved their OCN Level 3 in Forest School Leadership. Our P4s have thoroughly enjoyed getting outside each week to work on the numerous activities. We plan that Forest School will continue for our P4s in the following years. Mr Gault will coordinate activities within the school and hopes that other teachers will want to get involved in Forest Schools.

Doing Forest School setting: We are extremely fortunate to have fantastic outdoor space within our school grounds for our Forest School sessions to take place in. There are large mature wooded areas, open areas and hedgerows all to explore. NIFSA built a seating area where we can meet and explain our activities to the pupils before we begin.

Read an evaluation of the NIFSA Forest School Programme for Waringstown Primary School


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