Providing Forest School takes a lot of time and energy and resources and staffing and support.  For it to continue, we need to evaluate the benefits to the children.   We started offering Forest school throughout the school as a result of rich feedback we got 
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In 2024, DSP will be celebrating 10 years of providing Forest School sessions to its pupils.This is a remarkable achievement and the benefits of the programme will stay with everychild as they move forward in life. From developing confidence and social skills, physical andmental health 
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Where to start with the many fabulous lessons taking place in DSP this month? We can hardly keep up with the breadth of experiences the children are enjoying. Thanks to all DSP staff and to visiting staff for making January a wonderful month for the 
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The Garden Club have been meeting once a week to work in the garden. Thanks to the super clearing done by the Meitheal group during midterm, the vegetable beds are ready for planting. Garlic, onion, winter purslane and beans are some of the foods that 
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Huge thanks to everyone who helped out at the School Garden Meitheal this afternoon. The amazing volunteers, from kids to grandparents, helped clear the vegetable and flower beds of weeds and get them ready for exciting garden projects this term. What a team!
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Our 2nd class recently had an exciting day in the forest, and what made it extra special was that our parents joined us! Together, we learned about the six fundamental principles of Forest School, which lie at the heart of our nature-based education. Let’s take 
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Last week, our senior infants enjoyed an amazing day in the forest, accompanied by their parents. Surrounded by the natural beauty of the forest, we embarked on a journey to explore the essence of Forest School, delving into its six fundamental principles. The forest transformed 
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This week, our Forest School session was all set to take us on an outdoor adventure, but the weather had other plans. Our indoor classroom transformed into a hub of creativity and resourcefulness. Our mission: to create Samhain decorations that celebrate the beauty of nature 
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When rain thwarted our forest school plans, we brought the enchantment of the outdoors inside our school. With our Samhain celebrations just around the corner on October 27th, we used objects collected from our forest to create decorations. One exciting activity was making oak gall 
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The school garden club is looking for volunteers to help get our raised beds ready for planting winter crops and our flower beds ready for exciting garden projects.  Bring: Suitable mucky clothing/footwear, gardening gloves, your own spade/shovel  Children welcome but please be aware that they will need to be supervised and there will 
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