Forest School Awards
The outreach programme for Learning Without Walls

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Kirkinriola Primary School

Council area: Mid and East Antrim Borough Council
Forest School contact: Judy Crabbe
Main Forest School contact email address: jcrabbe855@kirkinriolaps.ballymena.ni.sch.uk
School website address: http://www.kirkinriolaps.co.uk/
Year of Forest School accreditation: 2016

Great Background: Kirkinriola Primary School has been an accredited NIFSA Forest School since 2016. Our Principal undertook Forest School training and accreditation in England and wanted to develop the Forest School ethos throughout the whole school. The opportunity arose to get additional teachers trained through the Forest School Awards in 2016/17.

Healthy Forest School setting: Kirkinriola trained at the ECOS Centre in Ballymena. A wonderful Council resource that has everything in it - parkland, woodland and water. Mrs Crabbe undertook the training with NIFSA in 2017. Kirkinriola also has an area specially developed within its school grounds for Forest School.


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