- Science, History
- Curriculum Strands:
- Local Studies (History), Early people and ancient societies (History), Continuity and change over time (History), Myself and my Family (History), Natural environments (Geography), Living things (Science), Materials (Science)
- Counties catered for:
- Carlow, Clare, Dublin, Kildare, Kilkenny, Laois, Limerick, Meath, Offaly, Tipperary, Westmeath
- Classes catered for:
- All Classes
Through hands-on workshops, Paul introduces the children to green crafts and green architecture using natural and local materials including, willow, rush, grass, sticks, mud and clay. The children are introduced to the craft of making baskets, chairs, enclosures and dwellings. Paul also introduces the children to the craft of metal-smithing - using copper to design and make their very own jewellery pieces! Paul is a multi-media artist, combining his passion for heritage crafts with an artistic thinking process, he explores traditional artefacts and our natural and built environment.
"All pupils and teachers thoroughly enjoyed their session with Paul and felt they had learned a lot."
"Excellent lesson with great resources!"
"A very enjoyable workshop. Thank you!"
"Paul was excellent from start to finish. The communication prior to the visit was brilliant and all teachers reported loving the experience and learning as well as the children. The children loved having something concrete to walk away with after the workshop and were very proud of their creations." - St Brigid’s Primary School, Kildare
"All the children enjoyed making the decorations and the activities were at an appropriate level for the children." - Holy Family Junior School, Clare
"Excellent Specialist .Hope to have him back! Thank you." - St Thomas SNS, Dublin
"Paul delivered an absolutely wonderful workshop in our school. His enthusiasm for his craft was evident throughout and it created an enthusiasm and interest among all the children. Every child had the opportunity to work with willow, they learned about the tree, it's uses and many other interesting facts and techniques such as weaving. The children thoroughly enjoyed the workshop. We would highly recommend Paul." - Anon.
- Caters for Special Needs
- Provides practical/ hands-on activities