Forest School Awards
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Beechlawn School, Hillsborough

Council area: Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council
Forest School contact: Steve Clarke
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NIFSA Background: Beechlawn School is a co-educational Controlled School catering for pupils with Additional Educational Needs (AEN). This includes MLD (Moderate Learning Difficulties and and ASD (Autism). The school, whose current enrolment is around 200 pupils, is situated in a pleasantly landscaped 7 acre site on the outskirts of the historic village of Hillsborough, Northern Ireland. Pupils use this environment to investigate all aspects of the Northern Ireland Curriculum including History, Geography and Science.

Map Forest School setting: Beechlawn were successful in securing a Forest School Award from Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council in 2017/18. Hillsborough Play Park was the chosen venue and is still used today for activities.

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