Hedge Schools Beyond the Shrubbery – Episode 6 – Learning in Nature


Pilar and Nuria Landaluce are a mother daughter team who share a passion for the outdoors and all it has to offer young minds. Life-long learners with a background in Montessori teaching, special needs, creative arts, and art therapy. Both are Forest School qualified, Garda vetted, Children First certified by Tusla and hold Outdoor Pediatric First Aid certificates. They combine their vast and varied experience to create a caring child centred forest school experience.

Kerkus Forest School is an independent Forest School based in Dublin and is accredited by the Irish Forest School Association (IFSA). “We believe kids can benefit significantly from learning in the natural environment and provide a safe space for child-led play. Forest School is a fantastic foundation for learning that has a very positive influence on later academic achievements. Our weekly sessions and camps go ahead in all weathers, bar high winds and electrical storms, and require our little learners to be dressed appropriately for the conditions.”


Series devised and produced by Berni Dwan with additional production support from Declan McGlade. Made with the support of the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland with the Television License Fee.