- Science, Geography
- Curriculum Strands:
- Natural environments (Geography), Environmental awareness and care (Geography/Science), Living things (Science)
- Counties catered for:
- Carlow, Cavan, Clare, Cork, Donegal, Dublin, Galway, Kerry, Kildare, Kilkenny, Laois, Leitrim, Limerick, Longford, Louth, Mayo, Meath, Monaghan, Offaly, Roscommon, Sligo, Tipperary, Waterford, Westmeath, Wexford, Wicklow
- Classes catered for:
- All Classes
Gordon's engaging visits take place both in the classroom and out and about in nature. Gordon guides the children in drawing some of their favourite animals or plants. The images become the focus for learning about ecology, migration, folklore, Irish history and place names etc. In a habitat near the school, Gordon encourages the children to engage with nature through the senses of sight, sound and smell. The ideal combination is a field trip followed by an art session based on what the children encountered in the outdoors.
Join Gordon for a wildlife art lesson here:
"The visit with Gordon D'Arcy was excellent. He has a great natural ability at imparting his wealth of information to the children. The children were fully engaged for the duration of his visit. We look forward to welcoming Gordan back next year and would highly recommend his visits."
"Excellent artist. Pupils really enjoyed the day."
"Pupils loved his visit. Gordon shared a huge amount of information with them and every child had two pieces of artwork afterwards."
"Gordon provided the pupils with excellent information and knowledge regarding flora, fauna, local birds and sea birds. Upon return to the school Gordon completed fabulous flip chart size illustrations of all that the children had observed. I would highly recommend his teaching style, his art ability and expert knowledge of all types of nature. He developed excellent relationships with the children and facilitated our school in every way possible. We always look forward to an annual visit from Gordon and we hope to continue this long into the future."
"We visited Clara bog and Gordon guided us through all the wildlife there. It was an excellent day and Gordon's enthusiasm was shared by the children."
"The children really enjoyed working with Gordon and were delighted with the mural they created based on the local environment."
"Gordon was simply superb with the children and staff. he showed his wonderful passion for the outdoors and local environment so well that he gave the children a huge amount of information. He drew, instructed, discussed and questioned the children really well. We will certainly have him back in the future."
"It was a pleasure to have Gordon in our school. He inspired both staff and pupils alike!"
"A most enjoyable and knowledge filled visit to our school."
"Gordon is an inspirational teacher and wildlife expert both in the field and in the classroom. He capped off the day with brilliant wildlife art with the active participation of the pupils. Gordon is an exceptional educator."
"Fantastic visit. Gordon is very knowledgeable and excellent with the children ranging from Jnr Infants to Sixth Class."
"Super visit once again from Gordon. Invaluable experience for the children heightening their awareness of nature."
"Gordon has a wealth of knowledge about nature and he`s a wonderful artist. He had the children`s attention throughout.."
"We had a wonderful time with Gordon D’Arcy. The visit was so informative and enjoyable. And the children loved the art lesson at the end too." - Ballinderreen NS, Galway
"The children learned history, culture, care of the environment, interdependence of people and insects, appreciation of the wildlife around us, cooperation, painting and drawing, preparation of area for painting and several other lessons during Gordon`s time with them." - Clonberne NS, Galway
"The children had an absolutely fantastic experience with Gordon. He brought the whole area of nature alive for them and his afternoon art lesson with the class was so engaging. They were still talking about the visit today and very motivated to get involved in nature and future art lessons relating to nature. It ticked so many aspects of the SESE, PE and Art curriculum. A very successful field trip and lesson."
"Thoroughly professional!" - Creggs NS, Galway
- Caters for Special Needs
- Provides practical/ hands-on activities
- Provides field trips