- Science, Geography
- Curriculum Strands:
- Natural environments (Geography), Environmental awareness and care (Geography/Science), Living things (Science), Materials (Science), Energy and forces (Science)
- Counties catered for:
- Classes catered for:
- All Classes
Kerry is a passionate, Forest School Leader, Forest Therapy Practitioner and an Art Therapist based in the South-West of Ireland. Her appreciation for nature and art has brought her on creative journeys around the world. She facilitated creative arts programmes focusing on using art and nature as a tool for integration, connection and awareness.
Kerry has been involved in Forest School since 2016 and is the founder of The Nature Hub, a platform to offer Forest School and Forest Therapy practices to children and adults. She runs forest after school groups, forest toddler groups, family groups and helps to coordinate and facilitate for the Forest School Leadership training programme.
As well as being a member of the Irish Forest School Committee she has training in Eco-Psychology, Challenging Behaviour in the Outdoors, Therapeutic Play skills and is certified in Therapeutic skills for children in the outdoor and first aid.
Activities that could take place in the school grounds or in nearby woodlands.
Activities offered include: nature based games, bug hunts, scavenger hunts, nature connection games and activities,, nature art and crafts, bushcraft using simple tools, fire skills and fire lighting.
Forest School is a child-centred learning process, where children are offered the opportunity to spend time in natural settings that helps to support play, and supported risk taking. It develops confidence and self-esteem through learner inspired, hands-on experiences in a natural setting.
- Provides in-person visits
- Caters for special needs
- Provides practical/hands-on activities
- Provides field trips