- Science, History, Geography
- Curriculum Strands:
- Story (History), Early people and ancient societies (History), Continuity and change over time (History), Myself and my Family (History), Human environments (Geography), Materials (Science)
- Counties catered for:
- Clare, Cork, Galway, Kerry, Kilkenny, Laois, Limerick, Longford, Mayo, Offaly, Roscommon, Sligo, Tipperary, Waterford, Westmeath
- Classes catered for:
- All Classes
Geraldines visits include a demonstration of spinning and carding wool using traditional spinning wheels. The children are also given the opportunity to spin wool and weave their own wall hanging or wristband using wool, feathers, beads and other recycled materials. The children have complete control over the materials, textures and designs used and the experience is a great outlet for their individual creativity. Geraldine also tells the children about the history and folklore of spinning and weaving in Ireland.
Geraldine has been a craft maker for many years and is passionate about teaching traditional crafts to others. She is part of the Craggaunowen Living Past Project in Co. Clare where she demonstrates spinning, weaving and natural dyeing and provides guided tours of the site. Geraldine has been part of the Heritage in Schools Scheme since 2003 and has visited schools all around the country.
"Geraldine did an excellent workshop with each of the class levels and she made each session age appropriate to the group she was working with. She was very well resourced and had a wealth of information on her topic and she kept the children engaged and interested throughout. I would highly recommend her workshop to other schools."
"Geraldine provided an excellent workshop where each child was involved in making something personal. They really enjoyed this workshop."
"This was a very successful day. We invited parents in as well and they really enjoyed it."
"The children really enjoyed the sessions with Geraldine and the weaving activities."
"Very worthwhile!" - Scoil na mBráithre, Limerick
- Caters for Special Needs
- Provides practical/ hands-on activities
- 087 4185719