- 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), Continuity and change over time (History), Human environments (Geography), Natural environments (Geography), Environmental awareness and care (Geography/Science), Living things (Science)
- Counties catered for:
- Clare, Galway, Mayo, Roscommon
- Classes catered for:
- All Classes
Gráinne uses the local environment as a learning landscape to help the children learn about the natural, built and cultural heritage of their locality in a hands-on way. During a visit, Gráinne leads the children in an active enquiry of the local landscape through a range of fun, interactive activities. Aimed at connecting young people to their local heritage and helping them identify their role in caring for them, the sessions aim to contribute to an increased sense of awareness, informed pride and responsibility for the participants local place and to encourage active citizenship from a young age.
Some of the activities are as follows:
- Threats to local monuments;
- Biodiversity survey;
- Day in the life of an Archaeologist;
- Investigation of local census records;
- Research local folklore Stories;
- Monument Photo Hunts;
- Biodiversity Bingo;
- Species numbers;
- Habitat mapping;
- Making a plan to improve your place.
School visits usually involve a number of indoor and outdoor activities. Fieldtrips to a number of locations around Co. Clare and Co. Galway on the other hand, usually take place outdoors when weather permits.
Gráinne has a Masters in Environmental Science, and a good degree of familiarity in delivering and devising programmes with an emphasis on Place Based Learning.
- Caters for Special Needs
- Provides practical/ hands-on activities
- Provides field trips