William McElhinney

William  Mc  Elhinney    Glengad  N  S   Making Seaweed Soup
Science, History, Geography
Curriculum Strands:
Myself and my Family (History), Human environments (Geography), Natural environments (Geography), Living things (Science), Materials (Science), Energy and forces (Science)
Counties catered for:
Donegal, Sligo
Classes catered for:
All Classes

William has devised and delivered courses on seaweed for primary schools. For those schools who participate in a 5- series visit, children will learn how to identify different seaweeds, the everyday uses of seaweeds and their benefits. William uses many teaching methodologies to ensure a fun, relaxed educational environment. His approach is very hands on with field trips to local beaches featuring as an integral part of the course.

William's passion, knowledge and teaching experience enables children of all ages and abilities to actively engage in the course. William has specialist expertise in all things relating to algae especially seaweed as an almost forgotten part of our food heritage. He also has great knowledge in our maritime heritage e.g.: the building of traditional boats.
William has over twenty years experience as an educationalist, he is a qualified Montessori teacher, youth worker, Marine and countryside guide and cetacean volunteer.


  • "We found the topics covered very comprehensive. The content of the presentation was appropriate to the age groups involved and the children remained highly engaged throughout the morning." - Buncrana NS, Donegal
  • "Children were very interested in hearing about the important role which seaweed plays." - Buncrana NS, Donegal

Additional Information

  • Caters for Special Needs
  • Provides practical/ hands-on activities
  • Provides field trips

Contact Details

Phone (Home):
074 932 5768