We are delighted to be training as an official Forest School with the Northern Ireland Forest School Association (NIFSA) this year.
Forest School is an exciting initiative which aims to get children outside enjoying and exploring the world around them. The children will be taking part in a series of regular forest school sessions within our own school grounds as well as in Castle Park. Each session lasts approximately one hour and includes activities such as den building, hunting for minibeasts, making fairy houses and working together to build bird nests.
As Forest School sessions can get rather muddy, school will be providing a set of waterproof clothing for each child to wear along with welly boots. These jackets and trousers are lightweight enough to fit over warm winter clothing whilst not being too hot in the summer. On Forest School days we would ask that you please send your child in leggings/jogging bottoms and shoes they can easily manage by themselves so that everyone can get ready quickly and independently.
If you would like further information about Forest Schools, please visit NIFSA’s website at www.nifsa.org.uk or visit www.forestschoolawards.org.