Proclamation Day….

We had a wonderful Proclamation Day celebration and are very proud of our children’s Proclamation. The wisdom of children should never be underestimated. In fact, our political representatives would be wise to take note of these proclamations around the country, because they might learn a thing or two…


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National Tree Week….

Here are the children planting a tree for National Tree Week. Every year, this week long programme of events is organised by the Tree Council of Ireland to celebrate trees. As Donegal and Ireland’s first outdoor school, we’re delighted to be part of it…

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Easter Camps

We’re busy putting the final preparations in place for our Easter camps. There’s going to be lots of fun with science experiments, teabag rockets, campfire cook-offs, twig towers, painting with magnets and much, much more!

Our Easter camps run daily from 10am – 2pm and cost €50 per week.

We still have some availability so give us a call to book your children’s place today….


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Registration Evening – Ray Outdoor School

We’re holding a registration evening in Ray Outdoor School on Monday, 21st March from 6.00-7.00pm.

Parents/guardian’s will be able to book their child’s free ECCE place for September 2016.

Remember to bring your child’s birth certificate and PPS number and if you can’t make it along on Monday, 21st, give us a call on 086 410 7974 to arrange another visit.

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National Pyjama Day…

We’re having great fun this morning in our PJ’s for National Pyjama Day and it’s all for an excellent cause, Irish Autism Action. The total amount raised across Ireland last year was €312,594.90, so let’s hope we beat that this year.


The money raised goes towards supporting families and professionals operating in the preschool sector, helping them create accessible opportunities for children with autism to integrate with their peers in these settings.


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Children at Early Learning Schools are active learners, learning through play and by doing; following Aistear, the Early Childhood Curriculum Framework.


Here, children are demonstrating early numeracy, their understanding of the written number and associating them with actual values. This is a totally different concept to counting, where children can rhyme off numbers, without making the association with quantity.









Christmas Shoe-Box Appeal

We would like to thank all of the parents and children who took part in this year’s Christmas Shoe-Box Appeal. The children had great fun filling the boxes and wrapping them, before placing them under our tree for collection. The Christmas Shoe-Box Appeal is for a great cause and children around the globe will have some very special gifts to open this year, so we’re delighted to be a part of that. Wishing all of our parents, children, and staff a very happy Christmas and a wonderful New Year.






Big Weekend Ahead for the Early Learning Schools’ Team

Earlier this summer, we were delighted to host the Nationwide team as they filmed in each of our three Early Learning Schools. We wanted to let you know that the programme will air this Friday, 4th September, so make sure to tune into RTE One at 7pm and see if you can spot a few familiar faces!


Also this weekend, Glen Outdoor School, Barrack, Glenswilly is hosting a Family Fundraising Open Day on Sunday, 6th September, from 4-6pm. It’s a great chance for parents and children to view and explore our outdoor setting as well as having lots of fun.

Children of all ages will be entertained with face-painting and outdoor arts and crafts. Activities include the chance for children to make their own musical instrument from nature, as well as potting a plant to bring home. While there will be lots of free activities on the day, we’re also hoping to raise funds for the Ray of Sunshine charity through a delicious barbecue.

Sally is among 23 volunteers in the county who will travel to Mombasa, Kenya in early 2016 to help build schools for children, as part of the Ray of Sunshine charity.

All are welcome and we hope to see you there! Make sure to spread the word and bring your friends…


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Summer Camp Fun In All Sorts of Weather

A lack of sunshine didn’t dampen our fun this summer and we really enjoyed hosting a series of week long summer camps throughout June, July and August. Each of the summer camps had a different theme combining the magic of the outdoors with science experiments, natural arts and crafts, drama and music, water fun, baking and getting fit. The children had a ball. Check out the pictures below…











Early Learning Schools’ Summer Camps

Our summer camps are in full swing and the children are having a ball. And with weather like today our outdoor schools are the perfect place to be. We still have some availability for later in the summer so give us a call to book your children’s place today….

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