Council area: Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council
Forest School contact: Claire Hasson
Main Forest School contact email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
School website address: http://www.whitehouseps.co.uk/
Year of Forest School accreditation:
Volunteers wanted: Volunteers are encouraged at the start of the year to help out at Forest School sessions.
Background: Whitehouse Primary School and St James Primary School historically have very strong links together over many years. Whitehouse Primary School has a strong belief in developing and inspiring their pupils. The Forest School Programme was a perfect vehicle to encourage greater physical and mental activity, team building skills, communication and much more. Funding was secured through the Education Authorities Shared Education Fund in 2015. Initially the Nursery Unit participated but this is now spreading throughout the rest of the school.
Forest School setting: Whitehouse Nursery and Primary School has fantastic school grounds. An area just outside the Nursery Unit is being developed as a Forest School area. Seating has been built under the shade of the horse chestnut tree - perfect