- Science, History, Geography
- Curriculum Strands:
- Story (History), Local Studies (History), Early people and ancient societies (History), Life, society, work and culture in the past (History), Human environments (Geography), Natural environments (Geography), Environmental awareness and care (Geography/Science), Living things (Science), Materials (Science), Energy and forces (Science)
- Counties catered for:
- Clare, Galway, Longford, Mayo, Offaly, Roscommon, Westmeath
- Classes catered for:
- All Classes
Ciara’s workshops are aimed at developing a deep nature connection for the children who participate. This helps to ensure that they learn to appreciate all the wonderful aspects that our natural heritage has to offer and as a result, learn to love, respect and protect it. Ciara works in a child-led fashion which develops, for the children, a deep connection with nature and sense of place in nature for them.
Ciara is a qualified Forest School Leader and where possible would like to conduct the workshops in a suitable local woodland area. Examples of activities :
Nature –awareness games, for example, Eagle-Eye, Bat and Moth, Find your Tree etc
Nature-based crafts, for example, Weaving with Ivy, Making dream catchers and crowns, making nests, etc
Activities to expand the senses, for example, blind folded exercises and games, Sit-Spot, Scavenger hunts etc
Learning to use tools.
Flora and Fauna discussions and identification.
Making dens and shelters.
Campfire cooking and safety.
Irish folklore and legends associated with nature.
Mud, clay and water activities.
Orienteering and mapping.
Putting up rope swings and Parallel ropes .
Land and nature-based art.
These workshops are designed to be informative, educational and fun. Ciara will tailor the activities to suit the specific needs of the class-group and school. She will also work within the school grounds if suitable or preferable. The content of this programme works best when delivered during several visits .
Ciara has qualifications in both Environmental Science and Fine Art and she is very happy to be working in the creative, historical and environmental education of young people.
- Caters for Special Needs
- Provides practical/ hands-on activities
- Provides field trips
- 087 8155266