The Irish Forest School Association’s Inaugural Conference will take place on the 20th and 21st of May.

More information will be found here closer to the time.

If you would like to attend the conference, please complete the booking form.

Dear friends,

I am delighted to let you know that booking is now open for our Inaugural Conference –  The Irish Forest School Association, Roots Grow Down, which takes place in The Irish National Heritage Park in Wexford on 20/21 May 2017. The conference will open at 10 am on Saturday 20th and conclude at 2 pm on Sunday 21st. Click here to make your booking. Please share this post with anyone you think might be interested in attending – all are welcome.

We are delighted that the keynote address on Saturday morning will be given by Jon Cree, a founding father of Forest Schools in the UK and the outgoing Chairperson of the Forest School Association. Jon will also present a workshop at the conference. We are also pleased to have workshops and presentations from Marina Robb (Circle of Life Discover) and Carol Middleton (Huathe) who have provided training for many Irish Forest School leaders over the past few years. Brian Poots from the North of Ireland (NIFSA) will also present, as well as many of our own members who have pioneered Forest School learning here — including Ciara Hinksmann (Earth Force Education), Jenny Dungan and others.

Special thanks to The Irish National Heritage Park who have sponsored the venue and The Heritage Council who have supported us in this start-up phase. Once you have booked and paid, you will receive a confirmation email and full programme details.

Bookings are not confirmed until payment is made to the following account:

BIC: BOFIIE2D IBAN – IE10BOFI90671867489058
Account name: Irish Forest School Association
Sort code: Bank of Ireland 90-67-18
NB: Reference your name with your bank transfer. 

Apologies if you receive this email more than once — we are still getting our systems in place! Do not hesitate to email me if you have any queries. I am looking forward to meeting you again in May.

Best wishes,
Joan Whelan
Irish Forest School Association