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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This week in Forest School, senior infants recieved a letter from a friendly deer living in the Wicklow woods. She told us all about her favourite foods and secret hideaways where we might spot her if we look really closely! We also learned about how 
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This week in Forest School, we had a fantastic time exploring the woods. We learned how fawns stay safe by using their coats to blend in with the forest and even played the Sleeping Fawn Game, where we had to stay very still, just like 
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This week at Forest School, we searched for signs of badgers and explored under rocks, logs, and tree bark to discover invertebrates like woodlice, millipedes, beetles, spiders, ants, grasshoppers, caterpillars, and ladybirds. . After collecting some of these fascinating bugs in containers, we observed their 
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This week, senior infants received a letter from Brigid the Badger asking for our help in ensuring there would be lots of tasty invertebrates for her to enjoy in the forest. Armed with magnifying glasses, we embarked on a mission to search for these hidden 
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We end each session with gratitude. Our brains are wired to remember negative things more strongly than positive things. Studies show that expressing gratitude can have benefits such as supporting physical and mental well-being, boosting self-esteem, and enhancing sleep quality; all of which contribute to happier, 
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We made beautiful colours from leaves, berries, flowers, mud and charcoal. We also used the berries and leaves to make some tea. We played games and climbed and created. We explored and discovered many treasures. We had sit spot and a closing circle where we 
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