Irish Forest School Association Annual Gathering 2022

I had the pleasure of going to the IFSA annual gathering in Cavan in the amazing Tanagh Outdoor Education and Training Centre.


Over 60 Forest School leaders gathered from all over Ireland to skillshare and pass on wisdom and knowledge around the campfire.

Our Chairperson Joan Whelan presented her findings from her PhD study … on her findings on the crucial role that trained Forest leaders play in making quality Forest Schools accessible to school children and the importance of introducing children to nature.

And I learned new skills about how to make your Forest School more inclusive from the experienced SEN teachers and Forest School practitioners Sarah Whelan and Sinead Walsh.