- Science, History, Geography
- Curriculum Strands:
- Continuity and change over time (History), Myself and my Family (History), Natural environments (Geography), Environmental awareness and care (Geography/Science), Materials (Science), Energy and forces (Science)
- Counties catered for:
- Classes catered for:
- All Classes
Jessica has ten years experience working with children in Environmental Education, both in and outside of the school setting. During Jessica's visit, the children learn about the environment, our impact on it and how they can actively make changes to improve the future of our planet. Jessicas workshops are engaging, hands-on and full of fun and cover the following topics:
- Waste and Resource Use
- Up-cycling and recycling crafts
- Art from Waste and School murals
- Energy and Climate Change
- Food miles and transport
- Nature walks and Biodiversity
- School Gardens
- Good for me good for the planet - Healthy food and the environment
Jessica's visits tie in well with the green flag scheme topics and can be tailored to meet the schools current projects and curriculum topics.
Jessica has a degree in Environmental Science and has worked for organisations such as the Coomhola Salmon Trust, ENFO and Cork Environmental Forum.
Below details how the workshops link into the Irish Primary Curriculum.
Geography - Environmental awareness and care and Natural Environments
History - Continuity and change over time
Science - Materials, Environmental awareness and care and Energy and forces
SPHE - Myself and the wider world.
Visual Arts - Combining environmental education and art provides a cross-curricular approach where the children have a hands on experience, be it through art from waste, outdoor nature art installations or school murals.
"The children love Jessica's visits. We all have learned so much information about organic growing ."
"Jessica and the children kept account of each task/achievement/challenge at the end of each lesson. This was invaluable as a record of what was done and as a reflection time. In that way teachers and pupils could refer to the 'garden book' for what jobs needed to be done between Jessica's visits and they enjoyed the teamwork approach to the project."
"We love having Jessica visit out school. She is wonderfully knowledgeable and fantastic with the children. We look forward to welcoming her to our school again."
"Jessica presented her material in a fun, easy to understand manner. She showed the children an amusing video and left resources for the teacher to use at a later time."
"Jessica had a great amount of information and delivered it to the children in a very interesting, child-friendly way. Very stimulating talk, video and the hands-on creative art/crafts was much appreciated by all. Tied in so well with our work to secure a first green flag."
"Jessica has a lovely way with the children, she is extremely knowledgeable. I would love to have her back to work with the children on our garden habitat."
"Jessica assisted us greatly with our school garden. Extremely knowledgeable."
"Jessica is fantastic with the children of all ages and her passion for nature and the environment comes across so well." - Rathmore NS
"Very worthwhile, enjoyable and educational visit. Looking forward to next one." - Knockskeagh NS, Cork
"We love Jessica's visits she is a wealth of knowledge and is fantastic with the children and teachers alike." - Ballinade NS, Cork
"Jessica was extremely organised and explained all the steps really well, the children really enjoyed Jessica’s visit and created beautiful Christmas art, the children were very proud of their creations." - Anon.
"All of the children loved the day. Some children from the ASD class integrated with the mainstream classes for the workshops. Jessica was very enthusiastic and worked really well with the teachers and pupils." - Anon.
"Jessica's visits to the school are invaluable,staff and children alike learn so much from her." - Ballinadee NS, Cork
"Very informative and enjoyable, lovely presenter." - Cobh Mixed NS, Cork
"Excellent presentation as usual - very hands-on." - Knockskeagh NS, Cork
- Caters for Special Needs
- Provides practical/ hands-on activities
- Provides field trips
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