Erika Tyner Doyle
- 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), Environmental awareness and care (Geography/Science), Materials (Science)
- Counties catered for:
- Carlow, Cavan, Dublin, Kildare, Kilkenny, Laois, Longford, Louth, Meath, Offaly, Waterford, Wexford, Wicklow
- Classes catered for:
- All Classes
Erika is an Artist inspired by Ireland’s ancient heritage. With a background in art, teaching and child development she offers workshops on megalithic (stone) art and visits to local neolithic, Bronze Age and Medieval sites. In conjunction with the teacher, Erika will research and develop a programme which is class/age appropriate and relevant to the local area.
A typical school visit would focus on Ireland’s prehistory, local ancient sites and our 5,000 year old megalithic art. Using art and stories the children will learn how important the landscape was to the early farmers. What is the equinox, the Solstice? Why is the movement of the sun through the year important? What is a cross quarter day? What do the Irish words Imbolg, Bealtaine, Lughnasa and Samhain mean today?
The workshops help cultivate a sense of place, an understanding of our culture and folklore. Using science and the history of our ancestors the children are encouraged to imagine our ancient society and rituals. The pupils will visit, walk and draw the environment to learn how people lived and survived.
Other options include preparation and/or visits to museums and national monuments for school trips. In all workshops the children will respond to the day with their own art and stories.
- Caters for Special Needs
- Provides practical/ hands-on activities
- Provides field trips