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We are proud to be a member of NIFSA – Northern Ireland’s leading forest School Association..
Forest schools offer all people (children, young adults, and adults) opportunities to develop confidence, social skills, communication adeptness and much more through interacting with nature.
The aims of Forest Schools is to develop in each person the skills they need to become ‘Capable Learners’ and ‘Personally Sustainable’. Trained practitioners assist learners in meaningful experiences that develop individuals in various ways that foster well-rounded practices to embrace information and learning.
Forest Schools are discovery and exploration-based experiences that all promote the love of learning so that individuals understand on an experiential level the love of learning new things at the same time developing one’s character, resilience, social skills, and more.
Forest Schools are typically lead by the learner’s interest and built around that. Positive lifelong impacts are one of the top goals of Forest School practitioners and opportunities based around self-discovery, exploration and innate curiosity all help to spark a general interest to learn.
People learn in many different ways. Some younger learners work better outside of the classroom and Forest Schools offer a refreshing alternative to the traditional classroom setting, where learners are often confined indoors.
The experience of having learners go into nature and be outside to learn, sparks many educational benefits. Most Forest Schools curriculum are student-led and play-based. The use of all 5 senses in nature brings direct and deep level learning experiences that moulds student’s fascination with nature and holistic learning.