Get your children out into the real outdoors to play and explore.
Free them from their electronic world of virtual reality.
Hi, I'm Clíona. Here in Duilleog Úr Forest School we'd like to invite children to come out and join us having fun and adventures in the woods. We make sure that children get to take part in exciting and absorbing activities that foster their creativity and nurture their natural curiosity.
What is Forest School?
Forest School is all about getting children outdoors to experience nature, to explore and be adventurous - after all that's what being a child is all about! Girls and boys learn to be themselves in this supported environment where they learn:
- cooperative skills
- hand-eye coordination
- use of tools
- design and making
- listening skills
- to be creative...
and all outdoors.
What if it's raining?
We wrap up well and wear waterproof trousers, raincoat and wellies. This is Ireland!
What if it's cold?
We wrap up well and wear waterproof trousers, raincoat and wellies. We will try to provide a warm drink during the sessions.
What if it's windy?
Normally wind is fine, but if it's gale force we'll postpone.
Rathfarnham in the Dublin foothills is easily accessible from the M50 at junction 12.
Coillte woodlands in Rathfarnham is the perfect location for forest school - perfect for:
- shelter building
- bug hunting
- playing games
- creating art
- communing with nature
- climbing trees
- observing wild animals
- learning about plants and
- improving coordination
and balance, ...
Is trí Bhéarla a reáchtáiltear Scoil sa Choill Duilleog Úr ar maidin agus trí Ghaeilge sa tráthnóna, ar an Satharn.
Duilleog Úr Forest School Saturday sessions in English start at 10:30am and run till 1:30pm. The Irish language session runs from 2-5pm.
If you wish your child to attend a taster session to give them and you the opportunity to find out what forest school actually is, this can be arranged.
It's for children aged 7-12 years.
Taster session: €15.
All course payments will be required in advance of the first day with a 10% reduction for siblings.
Click for more information.
Due to a considerable rise in the cost of insurance again this year, Duilleog Úr is regrettably unable to restart the forest school this season.
Please bear with me while I try to find an alternative option that will make the forest school affordable again.
All course payments will be required in advance of the first day.
Forest School group, Spring 2016
WHAT TO WEAR AND BRING
Long sleeves and trousers
Waterproof raincoat (not just rain repellant or shower proof)
A BAG FOR
Full change of clothes
Packed lunch & snacks
Any medications (e.g. asthma inhaler)
Duilleog Úr has full public liability insurance.