Chris Thompson

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Subject(s):
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

Testimonials

  • "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
  • "The workshops with Chris were fantastic. The children were mesmerized by her. They were firstly in awe of her mode of transport. They were fascinated by the horn. They had no inhibitions or problems getting into role/character & composing brilliant poetry, etc with her afterwards. The workshops integrated perfectly with English, Drama & SESE. We will definitely invite Chris to visit again and have absolutely no qualms about recommending her to anyone." - Mount Talbot NS
  • "We had a great day and loved Chris's enthusiasm about the historical context of the stories. The children helped act some of the story out. She will send us art ideas for the Táin march in May." - Tibohine NS
  • "Chris was amazing. The children were enthralled and enthused. She was very structured and realistic. The work produced with her was of a high standard. We couldn't have been happier. Chris is passionate about her subject and ignites this in the kids. A Wonderful day. W'ed love to have her again. An amazing story teller." - Corrigeenroe NS

Additional Information

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

Contact Details

Mobile:
086 261 3955
Email:
chris.sinann@gmail.com
Website:
www.christhompson.info

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