Ross Cochrane

Ross Cochrane
Subject(s):
Science, History, Geography
Curriculum Strands:
Local Studies (History), Early people and ancient societies (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:
Cavan, Donegal, Leitrim, Longford, Louth, Mayo, Meath, Monaghan, Roscommon, Sligo, Westmeath
Classes catered for:
All Classes

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Ross is a passionate educator; working freelance as visual arts curator, writer and researcher. Working formally with the UNESCO Geopark, Ross provides lessons inside and outside a classroom setting; covering nature walks and plant identification, exploring hedgerow folklore, ancient sites and ancestral crafts.

Permaculture garden design for new or pre-existing school gardens. Topics include composting and recycling, seed sowing and planting organically; the importance of planting native trees, developing hedgerows and creating wildlife areas. - Biodiversity lessons, plant and wildlife identification.

Exploring hedgerow folklore; identifying plants and trees, discussing their symbolism and how they were used by our ancestors. Lessons explore how to identify medicinal, harmful and edible plants. How our ancestors respected and used these plants, living as part of their environment. Topics are inclusive of woodland crafts, Irish plant names, the stories and folklore associated with them.

Discovering soil layers, how was it made and where can we find it? – Topics include a history of soil layers; practical pottery covering hands-on activities; hand-building, coil-building, and throwing (the potter’s wheel). Recreating examples of ancient drinking & food vessels to figures & jewellery. Children’s artworks can be fired on or off site, showing methods of ancient firing techniques.

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Additional Information

  • Provides in-person visits
  • Caters for special needs
  • Provides practical/ hands-on activities
  • Provides field trips
  • Offers visits as gaeilge

Contact Details

Mobile:
085 1621352
Email:
rosscochrane@gmail.com