Geography

Wild Woods

Wed, 22/04/2015 - 11:00am - 3:00pm
Location: 
An Creagan
Wild Woods

Playing in the 'Wild Woods' at An Creagán. Water, mud, fire, sticks, marshmallows and more mud. Bring a picnic and wet weather gear (wellies, waterproof everything, a change of clothes), we won't give up just because it happens to rain!

"I’ve booked you in for the 22nd April and the numbers are totally flexible. With the Wild Woods there is no guided programme, but I usually walk the group down and welcome them as we light the campfire and then it’s off to play. We normally put out pond nets, buckets and spades, den building materials, paints and maybe some other junk art stuff and the children are free to move around as they please and engage in whatever activities appeal to them – parents can stand back and supervise."

Beach Safari

Thu, 02/07/2015 - 10:00am - 1:00pm
Location: 
Portrush
Rock Pools
Programme

Hunting and gathering with Jim Allen (from the Environment Agency- local historian and environmental expert), learning about the shoreline and collecting shells and things. 

1000: Meet at Portballintrae car park (overlooking Bush River).

Crab Claws (how a crab survives in a rock pool)

Penguins & Killer whales (wildlife conservation in the ocean)

Waves (water on the move – or is it? What makes a wave?) 

Message (leaving a message for others to read)

There is a charge for the session, which will depend on uptake.  It will definitely be less than £10 per family for the two sessions. Given that we usually pay £3/4 for the hall that works out as an extra £2/3 per session.

Volcanoes on the Beach

Thu, 14/05/2015 - 11:00am - 2:00pm
Location: 
Portrush
Volcano

Moved in the hope of better weather...

Making sand volcanoes and adding baking soda and vinegar for an eruption! Other volcano related activities.

Beleek Pottery Tour

Fri, 06/03/2015 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: 
Beleek Pottery, Fermanagh

As part of the Discover Fermanagh weekend there will be some home educators booked into the public tour on Friday, anyone wishing to join them or other events through the weekend should get in touch. This is a chance to meet casually at an interesting and educational public event.

Pre-History

Thu, 05/03/2015 - 11:00am - 2:00pm
Location: 
Coleraine West Community Centre, Rope Walk, BT52 2LT
Cave Painting

Taking inspiration from the Living History event that many of us are attending on the 18th (but not depending on it) we will be exploring aspects of pre-history.

We plan on constructing a brown-paper cave for paintings by (electric) fire-light, making stone circles and other pre-historic excitements.

New members welcome, let us know if you want to attend.

Shakespeare Week

Mon, 16/03/2015 (All day) - Sun, 22/03/2015 (All day)
Location: 
All over
Shakespeare Week

Many families and groups will be using the resources from http://shakespeareweek.org.uk/ and exploring Shakespeare in families and at the various groups.  The resources and 'passports to Shakespeare" are available to Home Educators.

"Shakespeare Week is a national annual celebration giving primary school children a great first encounter with Shakespeare. Join the thousands of schools, families and organisations working together to inspire a whole generation of children through Shakespeare’s stories, language and heritage. "

Living History

Wed, 18/03/2015 - 11:00am - 2:30pm
Location: 
An Creagan
Bronze Age Settlement

This event is full, but we are happy to try and organise another.

An Creagán is offering a NEW Living History programme. The visit focuses on daily life in the Bronze Age and uses an experimental archaeology type approach to allow children to have a go at some of the day to day activities, from building a wattle and daub house to cooking a meal. It takes place in the newly created Bronze Age Settlement reconstruction on site at An Creagán. An Educator will be with your group throughout the visit.

Be prepared for the weather as it is mostly outdoors and we usually carry on regardless of rain/snow! Families are welcome to bring a packed lunch or use the coffee shop or restaurant in the centre.

Living History

Wed, 18/03/2015 (All day) - Tue, 31/03/2015 (All day)
Location: 
An Creagan
Bronze Age Tool

HEdNI will be organising a date to participate in this exciting living history scheme.  Please contact us if you are interested in participating.

The details below are not finalised, we will confirm details in due course.

"An Creagán is offering a NEW Living History programme suitable for Key Stage 2 classes. The visit focuses on daily life in the Bronze Age and uses an experimental archaeology type approach to allow children to have a go at some of the day to day activities, from building a wattle and daub house to cooking a meal. It takes place in the newly created Bronze Age Settlement reconstruction on site at An Creagán. An Educator will be with your group throughout the visit.

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Clay and Pottery

Thu, 05/02/2015 - 11:00am - 2:00pm
Location: 
Coleraine West Community Centre

Pinch and coil pots, or free form! Air drying clay, wear old clothes. All welcome, just let us know.

Tesco Farm to Fork

Wed, 07/01/2015 - 10:30am - 11:30am
Location: 
Tesco, Portstewart
Farm to Fork Tour

A chance to see behind the scenes at the supermarket - learn more about food and where it comes from.  Get the chance to hold a clipboard and wear a yellow top like a school party!

We are requesting that the tour is as hands on as possible, maximising tasting, making and touching.  All children will go home with a goody bag of recipe cards and some fruit.  Accurate numbers will be essential so please let us know if you want to come.

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