Ann C. Lynch
- Science, History, Geography
- Curriculum Strands:
- Local Studies (History), Natural environments (Geography), Living things (Science)
- Counties catered for:
- Dublin, Louth, Meath
- Classes catered for:
- All Classes
On her initial visit, Ann uses artefacts, pictures and old maps to discuss local heritage features with the children. On her subsequent visits, the children are brought on a heritage trail, allowing them to record features such as buildings, wells and graveyards in the area. The children record the features using a rubbing method which is then used to create stories or a group collage.
Seasonal nature walks allow the children to explore the flora and fauna of their local habitats, using sweep nets and bug finders. They then discuss and record their findings and the younger children are given 'treasure bags' to keep their findings in. Ann also uses resources such as flower-presses and bark samples. Activities such as willow hedge planting, willow weaving or bulb-planting are also part of Ann's workshops. Ann's workshops focus on creativity i.e. creating a woodland collage or storytelling using leaves, dried flowers and mosses. 'Marge the hen' can also be brought into urban schools so that the children can learn about bird life-cycles!
"Very interesting visit and exciting day for the children. All classes loved meeting Ann and her lamb, and enjoyed learning all about wool, how to weave and the farm."
"The children loved the visit from Ann and her pet lamb and hen went down really well. The timetable we gave her worked well and she was busy for the whole day."
"Everyone really enjoyed the day."
"The children thoroughly enjoyed this. It was a very hands on experience for them." - Lusk N.S.
"Very engaging personality and related well with pupuils"
- Caters for Special Needs
- Provides practical/ hands-on activities
- Provides field trips
- Offers visits as Gaeilge