Chris Barrett - Heritage Experts | Heritage in Schools

Chris Barrett

Chris Barrett
Subject(s):
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), Eras of change and conflict (History), Politics, conflict and society (History), Continuity and change over time (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:
Cork, Kerry, Limerick
Classes catered for:
All Classes

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Chris Barrett is an experienced outdoor instructor, storyteller and designer. He uses the unique natural world of the Irish landscape to teach students about biodiversity and folklore. Chris firmly believes that the land around us holds the key to unlocking our fascinating shared heritage.

Placenames in Ireland are uniquely different from anywhere else in the world. These descriptions unveil the fascinating culture and natural history of the area.

Chris uses placenames, close to the school, to give students a greater understanding of their locality. This, in turn, provides the opportunity for pupils to foster a deep connection with their own natural world.

Chris uses the area of “biomimicry” to teach students about the importance of using nature as inspiration in design. A qualified product designer (BSc), Chris has utilised natural structures and processes in his work for some time.

Through an interactive and hands-on workshop, Chris provides the opportunity for students to solve problems by looking at the natural world. This causes students to form a strong focus on the area around them while focusing on a solution-based attitude.

Chris is passionate about delivering this topic to cater for a wide range of learning styles and approaches.

Additional Information

  • Provides in-person visits
  • Provides practical/hands-on activities
  • Provides field trips

Contact Details

Mobile:
087 9266928
Email:
christopherajbarrett@gmail.com