A little woodland at Mary Immaculate College

Mary Immaculate College students Kate Wardick and Linda Treacy palnting An Choill Bheag.

THE Learning about Forests (LEAF) Ireland programme this week planted almost 100 native trees with students and staff from Mary Immaculate College, to create a ‘Choill Bheag’ on their grounds.

The small, dense native woodland habitat will encourage biodiversity and provide an educational and recreational resource for the whole college community to enjoy.

As part of the Choill Bheag project, students attended forest-based workshops in Coillte’s Curraghchase Forest Park, where they were shown a variety of different ways that the outdoors can be used to educate children in all curricular areas.

The habitat will provide an on-site resource enabling students to participate in Citizen Science, Woodland Skills, Nature Connection and Wellbeing.


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