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Laura Kennedy is a forest school leader and children’s mindfulness teacher. She previously worked as a primary school teacher. She runs year-long forest school programmes with preschools and primary schools in the woods around Galway. She is part of the education team at Brigit’s Garden, is a Heritage Specialist with the Heritage in Schools programme and also provides continuous professional development for teachers in environmental, development and human rights education. She is passionate about sharing her knowledge of and love for the natural world.

She holds a certificate in REC2 Wilderness First Aid, and recently completed an accredited three day course on Working with Challenging Behaviour in the Outdoors, Open College Network.


Mindfulness in Schools Project – Trained to Teach Paws b

Open College Network West Midlands – Certificate in Forest School Programme Leadership

Mary Immaculate College Limerick – Grad. Dip. Education (Primary) 1.1

Abbey College Dublin – ACELS accredited certificate in TEFL, A grade

University College Dublin – BA (Int.) Hons. 2.1 in Geography & Spanish

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