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...
Green Schools Biodiversity

Green Schools Biodiversity

Nature School recently participated in training with Green Schools Ireland to deliver the Green Schools – Biodiversity programme in Schools in Ireland as part of the Heritage in Schools programme. Green-Schools, known internationally as Eco-Schools, is an...
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,...
Raheens Woodland

Raheens Woodland

Raheens Woodland, Castlebar, Co. Mayo. Raheens Wood is located just a few kilometres west of Castlebar in Co. Mayo. A great spot for a walk or a family day out or a place to take your students from your primary school as part of a field trip with the Heritage in...
Wildlife Gardens for Schools

Wildlife Gardens for Schools

Creating a wildlife garden or native woodland area in the grounds of your school can create a wonderful resource for learning. One only has to look at the way in which a flower will force it’s way up through a crack in concrete or tarmacadam to realise that...
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...
10 Reasons to take Your Students Outside

10 Reasons to take Your Students Outside

10 Reasons To Take Your Students Outside (Thanks to Tamra Willis, originally posted in the Children & Nature Network)  Nature is everywhere! Every school, home and daycare has some kind of outdoor space nearby where teachers can take students for school work or...
Forest Schools and Learning

Forest Schools and Learning

Forest Schools and Learning It is great fun to take the classroom out of doors but Forest Schools can also improve academic studies. Teachers are finding that children are better able to concentrate when they are learning outdoors. More importantly students themselves...
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...