Q1: What is Forest School?

Forest school is holistic learning in a natural environment on a regular (in this case weekly) basis.  We provide opportunities for the children to connect to themselves, each other and the world we live in. https://irishforestschoolassociation.ie/whatisforestschool/

Q2: How do you run Forest Fridays in DSP?

The bullet point answer to this:

  • ›Every second year every child gets a 9 week block of sessions (Senior Infants, 2nd, 4th, 6th class)
  • Whole class (30) out at the same time
  • ›Divided into three groups of ten children
  • ›1 staff & 1 helper per group
  • ›Same base camp, same group, same leader each week
  • ›2.5 hours per session
  • ›Wet weather doesn’t stop us (only high winds)
  • ›9 sessions and one of the sessions the children being leaders for their parents