09, November 2019
An Introduction to Forest School Ethos and Principles two-day training in Co. Kilkenny.
This two-day training opportunity explores the Forest School approach as well as introducing you to basic woodland ID, play theory, risk assessments, games, arts and crafts, useful skills and health & safety when bringing children outdoors. This course is subsidised by Kilkenny Co. Co. and is only available to educators based or working in Kilkenny.
29, October 2019
Hallowe’en Forest Skills camps for Kids in West Wicklow
Enjoy the late-Autumn season with mid-term Forest Camps for your kids at Castleruddery Organic Farm, this October 29th, 30th, 31st and November 1st. Age 5 to 11 years, see inside for more details!
29, February 2020
Working with Challenging Behaviour in the Outdoors with Jon Cree, Feb 29th & March 1st, 2020
Working with People with Challenging Behaviour in the Outdoors is a seminal piece of work delivered over two days with visiting tutor Jon Cree, recent Forest School Association UK Director. Join us Saturday 29th February to Sunday 1st March, 2020 for this insightful and informative in-depth two day workshop. Special 10% Discount for IFSA members.
16, July 2019
Summer Holidays Forest Skills Camps for Kids
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 and our new location at Russborough House and Parklands, Co. Wicklow. For ages 5 to 11 years old, from 10am to 3pm each day. Special 10% Discount for booking more than one kid.
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 October, 2019 is now full. See this website for future courses.
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.