Heritage Week 2016

Heritage Week 2016

Heritage week is an opportunity for people across Ireland to celebrate our unique heritage. As part of Heritage Week 2016, Nature School held a free event for members of the local community to explore and learn about Ireland’s Native Woodlands by participating...
Resources for Forest School

Resources for Forest School

Resources for Forest Schools It is an exciting time in Ireland at the moment with a number of opportunities to become a qualified Forest School Practitioner. We started our training in Wicklow in November last when a hardy bunch of childcare professionals, youth...
International Space Station Live

International Space Station Live

International Space Station Live If you get the chance to be outdoors in nature at night or just after sunset / before sunrise your eyes will be drawn to the wonders of the night sky. Keep an eye out for the International Space Station. There are a number of phone...
Forest School principles

Forest School principles

Full principles and criteria for good practice for Forest School The growth in interest in Forest Schools has been phenomenal across the world. Mother Nature, it would appear is calling children back to here in their droves. And it’s not just Nature,...
New Radio programme for 4-7 year olds

New Radio programme for 4-7 year olds

Stings, Wings & Crawly Things.  An interesting new radio show all about Ireland’s insect world is coming to the airwaves. Stings, Wings & Crawly Things is a 12 part series for children aged 4-7 years that tells us all about Irish insects, spiders and other...
Taking Learning Outdoors

Taking Learning Outdoors

Outdoor Environmental Education – Taking Learning Outdoors -Sweden A number of years ago I came across the concept of Forest Schools in Scandinavia when researching for a thesis on Native Woodlands in Ireland so I was delighted that I could visit Sweden and see...