09, May 2019
Training Courses in Outdoor Learning with Jon Cree, May 2019
We are delighted to offer three Outdoor Learning courses with visiting tutor Jon Cree, Forest School Association UK Director. Join us for ‘Literacy & Art in the Outdoors’ 9th May, 2019; ‘Emotional Literacy in the Outdoors’ 10th May, 2019 & the incredible ‘Working with Young People with Challenging Behaviour in the Outdoors’ (3 Days, OCN Accredited) 11th to 13th May, 2019. Book one, two or all sessions! Discount for IFSA members applies.
23, April 2019
Forest Skills Camps for Kids during Mid-term & Easter Holidays
Forest Fun for wild kids during the school holidays! You can book one, or multiple Forest Camps in the woods at Castleruddery Organic Farm, Donard, Co. Wicklow. For ages 5 to 12 years old, from 10am to 3pm each day. €30 per 5hr Day. Special 10% Discount for booking more than one kid at a time.
05, October 2019
Level 3 Certificate for Forest School Leaders, Co. Wicklow
Based at our beautiful woodland location in Hollywood, Co. Wicklow, this training is for adults with group facilitation experience to upskill to become a certified Forest School Leader. Over 9 face-to-face training days you will experience and learn how to plan and deliver working with groups outdoors underpinned by the Forest School ethos and principles, as adapted by the Irish Forest School Association. Our next training starts in April, 2019 and is now open for booking, subject to eligibility.
25, February 2019
Nature Play & the Therapeutic Space (Two day training)
This training has been created to help those working with groups of young people and children to understand why some children present difficult behaviours and are unable to participate in the group activities. We explore the role of the adult with children, equip you with strategies and methods to enable the disenfranchised and alienated child to have a positive experience in the forest school or outdoor learning setting. You will develop your Forest and nature-based skills, awareness and explore creative play skills which will engage the group of children and build their curiosity, imagination and confidence.
31, October 2018
Kids Forest Camps for Autumn Mid-Term near Donard, Co. Wicklow
Two days of Forest School style Childrens day-camps for age 5 to 11/12 years of age at our beautiful venue at Castleruddery Organic Farm, near Donard, Co. Wicklow.
13, October 2018
Develop Your Fire Craft: Playing With Fire (Adults course)
We will explore different methods of fire lighting: percussion, friction, solar & chemical. This training will focus on deepening your connection with fire and provide you with the secrets needed to kindle flame.