Forest School

Katrina’s First Class have been enjoying Forest School sessions in our wonderful woodland in Grangegorman with Grainne.The creativity, opportunities to work together, friendships and learning that has happened in our 6 week pilot blocks has just been astounding. We are all so delighted to have been given the support from TU Dublin to make this […]

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Gráinne Gannon, May 11, 2022

Nutty Squirrels

Children investigating the ground with magnifying glasses

Unfortunately this week, one of the groups weren’t able to access the Forest School site and had to use another area of the school grounds for Forest School. The children paired up as parent and baby squirrels to play our new favourite game ‘Nutty Squirrels’. We learned some interesting facts about the native Irish red […]

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Ben North, December 6, 2018

The Story of Our Beloved Teepee

The finished tee-pee

Within a few weeks of setting up our Forest School, we realised our site was lacking two very important elements, more places to hide and some shelter from our very changeable weather. With that the idea of an outdoor tee-pee was born! Paula, being the fantastic artist she is got to work and before long […]

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Ben North, October 24, 2018

A Forest School Trip to the Phoenix Park

Pupils and teachers standing in a circle in the Phoenix Park

To celebrate the end of our 6-week pilot programme, we were very lucky to get the opportunity to go on a day trip to the Phoenix Park to try out all of our new skills in a ‘real’ forest! We had a fantastic day under the watchful eye of the beautiful beech trees, building forts, […]

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Ben North, October 24, 2018