Chris Thompson

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Science, History, Geography
Curriculum Strands:
Story (History), Local Studies (History), Early people and ancient societies (History), Continuity and change over time (History), Myself and my Family (History), Human environments (Geography)
Counties catered for:
Cavan, Donegal, Dublin, Kildare, Leitrim, Longford, Louth, Roscommon, Sligo, Westmeath, Wicklow
Classes catered for:
All Classes

Chris is a registered primary teacher who also regularly works with all age groups from Junior Infants up to transition Year. Chris provides workshops as both as a story-teller and creative writer facilitator. Chris specialises in Local History Projects, especially involving inter-generational elements.

Passionate about the treasure of Irish myth and legend, Chris offers interactive and entertaining Heritage History shows and workshops with costumes and iron-age style artefacts in which students get to dress up and take  active roles in some wonderful old Irish stories, exploring some unusual drama and creative writing experiences.

Chris has a particular focus on shows and workshops designed for the youngest age groups. With her engaging puppet friends, she offers a variety of story-telling and workshop activity modules on topics such as ‘Frog Friends’,  ‘We live Here’, (with Chubbi the dragon) and new for 2017, ‘Helpful Hilda’ a special programme all about spiders. Chris also offers tree-lore story shows and herb and tree based art and craft activity workshops, Chris is a very keen gardener with her own nine acre hardwood plantation and loves working with natural materials


  • "The children completely enjoyed their day with Chris who totally held their interest and have been talking about it since."
  • "Chris gave this group of children a fantastic insight into Irish mythology. They were enthralled in her story telling ability, and so was I! The resources provided will be used in further study."
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  • "The children and teachers thoroughly enjoyed Christine's visit. We got lots of ideas to extend the work she did on her visit. We would recommend her visit to other schools."
  • "Children really enjoyed the visit with Chris."
  • "Very energetic and engaging with the children. They all got involved in the storytelling which really brought it alive for them!" - Powerstown ETNS

Additional Information

  • Caters for Special Needs
  • Provides practical/ hands-on activities

Contact Details

086 261 3955

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