Forest School Awards
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Ballysally Nursery

Council area: Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council
Forest School contact: Geraldine Emerson
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Roe Background: The staff at Ballysally Nursery have always had a very keen interest in getting their children outside and exploring nature. They regularly visit Roe Valley Country Park and build dens, go on mini-beast hunts and generally encourage the pupils to respect and understand nature. All staff worked with NIFSA in 2016/17 to undertake their Forest School Leader Awards.

Very Forest School setting: Ballysally Nursery has large grounds incorporating natural areas with ready made dens, formal playground area and large open spaces for the pupils to run around in. The setting is ideally suited for Forest School activity. In addition, pupils regularly visit Roe Valley Country Park to get a taste of the wider countryside.

Read an evaluation of the NIFSA Forest School Programme for Ballysally Nursery

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