Forest School Awards
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Mill Strand Integrated Primary and Nursery School

Council area: Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council
Forest School contact: Deirdre Doherty
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Year of Forest School accreditation: 2018

My Background: We believe that learning is a journey to be valued and enjoyed with an open mind and positive approach

At Mill Strand Integrated School we see learning as something to be enjoyed, to be valued, cherished and explored without fear of making mistakes. It is an adventure and journey we all travel by slightly different routes but one that should be fun and rewarding, where we turn the page of a book, not because we have been told to do so, but because we want to discover what happens next.

Outdoor learning has always been a key theme of our education. Deirdre has not only been championing outdoor education at Mill Strand but she has been active in encouraging many other schools to get more involved.

Portrush Forest School setting: Mill Strand has an excellent nature garden that is used for learning. Also of course we have the beautiful Portrush Strand to undertake many scientific investigations.

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