Eileen Canny

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Science, Geography
Curriculum Strands:
Living things (Science), Energy and forces (Science)
Counties catered for:
Carlow, Kilkenny, Laois
Classes catered for:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th

Eileen's class visits encourage the pupils' innate curiosity about nature through a mixture of outdoor exploration and classroom-based games. Eileen has been working in primary schools for over five years and has built up great experience of providing fun and educational experiences to children. The pupils learn about ecosystems through site visits to local habitats of interest, using simple scientific sampling and interactive nature-based games.
Popular games include 'the bat amp; the moth', 'the hawk amp; the chick' and 'find a family', these games allow the children to learn about predator/ prey relationships in the wild.

The 'mini-beast hunt' allows the children to investigate the world of insects through a quest to find as many different species as possible! On returning to the classroom, the pupils interpret what they have seen and found through drawing, poems and playing indoor games such as 'be a tree'. The class also discuss plant and animal lifecycles, different habitat types, seed production and dispersion, and energy cycles.


  • "Lovely lady with expert knowledge and got on great with the children."
  • "Very favourable - the children in all classes thoroughly enjoyed the visit. Eileen's presentation was passionate, well delivered and thoroughly enjoyable and very informative."
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  • "Children thoroughly enjoyed visit. They learned loads in a fun way. Eileen was very good with the children."

Additional Information

  • Caters for Special Needs
  • Provides practical/ hands-on activities
  • Provides field trips
  • Offers visits as Gaeilge

Contact Details

Phone (Home):
056-776 5204
087-953 8450

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