Forest School Training 2020 – Irish led weekend!

We have just completed our very first ALL Ireland led Forest School Training held in Wicklow last weekend! Thanks to @forestschoolireland @wildawakeireland for co-facilitating an epic weekend in the woods! And to Marina @circleofliferediscovery for guiding us and trusting us with the work! We…

Irish Forest School Association – Zoom Gathering

Finding new ways in a pandemic! We are adjusting to the use of the word zoom in our vocabulary very quickly in these days of the pandemic! Here we are attempting our very first what we are calling our Virtual Campfire Zoom hangout! We…

Maynooth Forest School Project 2019

We have been having a wonderful time down in the woods of Maynooth University for the last 8 weeks, working with 3rd class from Gaelscoil Ui Fhiaich running a 10 week Forest School Programme. We have been building dens, putting up homemade swings, doing…

BIODIVERSITY Week EVent 2019- Creating Habitats for Pollinators

I am leading this workshop, along with a local bee expert Jim Wyse, and butterfly expert Pat Bell, for Biodiversity Week next Wednesday night at the John Sullivan Resource Centre, Clane, from 7-9pm. Will be mainly outdoors and interactive! Please spread the word, and…

Kildare Community Stories visits our Biodiversity garden in JSC Clane

Kildare Community Stories is a Facebook group run by Kildare County Council. They go out and visit community groups around Kildare to get a taste of what is going on for the citizens of the county. A few weeks ago they visited us at…

Castletown House Forest School

We are delighted to launch the next 6 weeks of our Forest School After School Programme at Castletown House, Celbridge, Co. Kildare, starting Tuesday 7th May 2019. Booking details below! We will be offering weekly sessions of time in nature, play, woodland crafts, den…

Pilot Forest School Programme at Castletown House – first phase nearly completed!

We have nearly completed our pilot 6 week Forest School After School Programme at Castletown House. We have been having a ball in the beautiful woods just beside the big house itself. We have been making woodland crafts, building dens, making swings, climbing trees…

6th Annual School garden Conference – this weekend!

This weekend I am delivering 2 workshops on biodiversity in the school garden at SEED’s sixth annual School Garden Conference will be held in St. Laurence’s National School, Sallins, Co. Kildare, from 9.30am until 4.00pm on Saturday 23rd March. To find out more information…

Launching our new Forest School After Schools Programme

We are delighted to be launching, in collaboration with Castletown House and Earthforce Education, a pilot FOREST SCHOOL – AFTER SCHOOLS PROGRAMME in Castletown House, Celbridge, spring 2019. Dates: 6-week pilot programme, starting on Tuesday 5th March 2018 – Tuesday 10th April 2019. Day & Time: Tuesdays 3.30-5.30pm Age Range:…

Introduction to Forest School – Primary teachers CPD

If you are a primary school teacher and are interested in finding out more about Forest School, myself and my colleague Ciara Hinksman from Earthforce Education are running a 2 hour CPD – Introduction to Forest School, in both the Kildare Education Centre, Kildare…