Living History

Wed, 18/03/2015 (All day) - Tue, 31/03/2015 (All day)
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.

Typical Itinerary

Approximate Timings

Pizza Party

Thu, 26/03/2015 - 11:00am - 2:00pm
Coleraine West Community Centre

We will make and eat pizza and some sort of pudding together. The littlest ones will enjoy the stretchy dough and the sprinkling of ingredients, the bigger ones can get involved with chopping and measuring. Everyone can enjoy eating. We can also plan activities around the theme- maybe designing menus for our pizzeria..?

Farm to Fork Trail - Tesco

Tue, 09/12/2014 - 10:30am - 12:30pm
Tesco Knocknagoney, 2 Knocknagoney Road, Belfast
Farm to Fork Graphic

This co-op is not at the hall but we will meet at Tesco Knocknagoney and have a Farm to Fork trail around the store and behind the scenes. As well as the tour there will be food tastings and all children will go home with a goody bag of recipe cards and some fruit.
It is important I have final numbers by the morning of Monday 8th at the very latest. Please contact the group.
We will still ask for the usual £5 or £3 per family to go into the co-op fund, but there is no extra to pay on top of that.

Titanic Science

Fri, 19/09/2014 - 10:00am - 12:45pm
Drawing Offices, Titanic Belfast, 1 Olympic Way, Queen’s Road,

Subject: Launch of Titanic Science


Press Release: ‘Titanic Science’

Where: Drawing Offices, Titanic Belfast, 1 Olympic Way, Queen’s Road,

Titanic Quarter, Belfast

When: Friday, 19 September 2014, 10am to 12.45pm

Thought you knew all there was to know about the most famous ship in the

world? Well, think again. ‘Titanic Science’ is a completely new learning

resource, researched and produced in Northern Ireland, which allows children

Flax to Fabric Tour

Fri, 26/09/2014 - 10:30am - 12:30pm
Lisburn Museum

Flax to Fabric tour followed by Yarn Weaving / Friendship Bracelet workshop at Lisburn museum on Friday 26th September 10.30 am - 12.30 pm. There is no charge; for age 4-16 years (younger ones can come with you).
Weather permitting we could have packed lunch together afterwards at Wallace Park. 
Please contact us if you would like to come along - everyone very welcome.

Fab Co Op Chemistry Day

Tue, 24/06/2014 (All day)
Making slime
Pop Rockets
North Down Co Op

Great day at the Co Op with lots of Chemistry

- rubber egg (calcium shell dissolved in vinegar)

- making sorbet with a reaction of ice and salt

- making bread- fermentaion

-  making lava lamps 

- making slime

- making models of molecules with plasticine and also a running game making molecule models with our bodies (Water, Methane, hydrogen peroxide, carbon dioxide)

- testing for acids and bases with cabbage water

- making little pop rockets with film canisters and vitamin c tablets

Getting Ready for the Chemistry Fair

Tue, 17/06/2014 (All day)
Getting Ready for the Chemistry Fair

Today we started a few experiments to have them ready for the N. Down Co-Op Chemistry event next week.


- started dissolving an egg shell with vinegar

- made a super saturated sugar solution and started some crystals

- weighed our hands using the water displacement method (just because we got to talking about how the level of the water went up as we added sugar)

- trialed the little pop rockets - two out of three failed twice but the ones that went really went high!

2D - Northern Ireland Comics Festival

Fri, 30/05/2014 (All day)
Verbal Art's Centre

Since 2007 the majority of the festival has been hosted at the Verbal Arts Centre, in a fantastic location on the beautiful and historic city walls. Derry/Londonderry is the only remaining completely walled city in Ireland and one of the finest examples of Walled Cities in Europe. This year much of the educational and industry programming will again be hosted at the Verbal Arts Centre, but the popular 2D Comics Fair has now moved to a new home at the Millennium Forum, a fantastic venue also on the city’s walls.


Get in touch if you want to meet up with other home educators at the festival.

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