Primary School Workshops

Our schools’ workshops offer active outdoor learning in our unique Celtic Gardens and natural habitats.

  • Build the students’ awareness of and connection to nature.
  • Engaging and interactive discovery-based learning, led by experienced facilitators.
  • All programmes are related to the SESE curriculum.
  • Excellent indoor facilities for lunches etc; complimentary coffee for teachers.
  • All-weather programmes, outdoors where possible, with covered areas and indoor options if wet.
  • Workshops available through Irish (subject to staff availability). Tá an clár seo le fáil trí Gaeilge freisin.
  • 3 hour workshops, €11 per student.
New Woodland Bushcraft for 3rd -6th class
Nature Adventures for Infants – 6th class
Natures’ Power 3rd-6th class.

Amazing, fun-filled, exciting day in the outdoors – great to be immersed in nature.

Lisheenkyle National School

The guides and facilities were outstanding!

Tullykyne National School

Woodland bushcraft

3rd to 6th Class

An engaging and exciting 3 hour workshop of outdoor wilderness and survival skills, based on a forest school approach.

  • Orienteering- learn how to navigate and follow a map, using nature navigation tools and a compass
  • Fire lighting
  • Den making
  • Tool use
  • Foraging
  • Camouflage and animal tracking
  • Nature connection games and activities

Nature Adventures

Summer Adventures

Our most popular summer school tour, getting hands-on with nature in the Celtic Gardens and natural habitats. Interactive activities include pond-dipping and mini-beast investigations at the lochán, games and sensory activities in the woodlands, making ‘smelly potions’ in the herb gardens and much more. For up to 3rd class, the programme finishes with a parade through the Celtic Gardens with drums and shakers.

Autumn Adventures

Experience the turning of the season as autumn brings fruits, nuts, berries and leaves of red and gold. This interactive workshop offers many autumn activities: a scavenger hunt in the woodlands that enables discovery and exploration by the students, making arts and crafts with gathered natural materials, and learning about the Celtic traditions around Samhain/Halloween. It finishes with a Samhain parade through the Celtic Gardens.

Spring Adventures

Discover signs of spring in the Gardens and woodlands in this interactive, exploratory workshop. Seasonal activities include seed sowing in the polytunnel and understanding about how plants grow. Learn about the stories of St Brigit, her special cross and her magic cloak, and finish with a parade led by ‘St Brigit’.

There were hands-on activities and games and discussions. The facilitator was fun, patient and excellent with the children.

Cloughanover National School

Nature's Power

We had a brilliant day out. The visit was really interesting and educational and the children really enjoyed it.

Tullykyne National School

Nature's Power: Energy in Action

3rd to 6th Class

An exciting, innovative workshop for 3rd to 6th Class. What is energy and how do we use it? What is renewable energy and why is it important? How can we reduce our energy use? Explore all these questions and more with this interactive, hands-on programme, led by experienced education guides.

Students can investigate solar, hydro and wind technologies on site and generate their own energy. Activities and games explore energy concepts from food chains to energy use and insulation, and help build awareness about energy use and how to reduce it. Students leave with greater understanding of all these issues and with ideas to take back to school and their families. The workshop links with several strands of the SESE curriculum.

SEAI In-school Energy Workshops

Take part in one of our free student workshops and explore the topic of energy and sustainability in a fun and engaging way. One of our experienced facilitators will visit your school and deliver the workshop.

Kindly sponsored by Sustainable Energy Authority Ireland (SEAI).

Junior Workshop
  • This workshop is suitable for Senior Infants and 1st Class.
  • Guzzler the puppet can visit your school to help the children learn about energy.
  • Through a series of games and activities they learn where our energy comes from, why and how we save energy.
Senior Workshop
  • The senior primary workshop is aimed at pupils from 3rd to 6th class.
  • The workshop is very interactive and involves classroom games, online quizzes and experiments.
  • The workshop covers several strands of the science curriculum such as energy and forces and environmental awareness and care.
SEAI Workshops for Primary Schools. Meet Guzzler.

Fantastic workshop for all ages – very informative. It was so engaging for children, it maintained their interest and attention.

St. Annins National School

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