Science is relevant and important to each and every one of us, each and every day of our lives – a fact celebrated by the annual Science Week Ireland. This year’s Science Week is from November 10th to 17th, with a particular focus on climate action – and we have programmes designed to help you and your school take part!
Science Week Ireland - Seven Wonders of the World
An engaging, informative and very timely reminder of the beauty of Planet Earth – and why we need Climate Action to protect it!
The perfect tie-in with the Science Week Ireland 2019 theme of Climate Action, and able to accommodate up to 420 children in single day Seven Wonders of the World introduces pupils to some of the amazing lifeforms the Earth is home to – and reminds them of the crucial role that climate plays in maintaining diversity. This highly engaging Big Science Day has two components …
- An interactive, whole-school opening assembly looking at (with the help of some of your pupils) the uniqueness of Earth (as far as we know!), some of the dangers posed to it by human activity – and what some ordinary people are doing to help …
- Tailored workshops for every year group, using age-appropriate drama-based techniques to explore the diverse lifeforms supported by particular habitats, some of the challenges posed to them – and what can be done to protect them.
Where time allows, it’s also possible to stage a celebratory closing assembly, in which classes work through a structured approach to share what they have learnt with the rest of the school community.
Suitable For: P1 - P7/ Senior Infants – 7th Class
Duration: whole day
Exploring: climate change, pollution, habitats and adaptations, the local environment (P1/Senior Infants), fresh water habitats (P2/1st Class), the savannahs (P3/2nd Class), the oceans (P4/3rd Class), mountainous regions (P5/4th Class), the poles (P6/5th Class), the rain forests (P7/6th Class).
A Call for Change! - P1 - P7 / Junior Infants to Sixth Class
The young people of today are more aware than ever of the dangers (and reality!) of climate change – and that individuals really can play a part in combatting it. Able to accommodate up to 420 children in a single day, and starting with a whole-school assembly, A Call for Change supports pupils in taking age-appropriate looks at such areas as air pollution, plastics and fracking (illegal in the Republic – but not in Northern Ireland!
"I would like to thank Ady again for delivering the workshops. His own enthusiasm for science shone through from the start to the end of day. The fact that the lessons were active and fun enabled the children to learn in a more physical way than that of the normal classroom based teaching of science. This has given some of the teachers ideas for their own way of teaching science for future lessons. I would definitely recommend As Creatives to fellow teachers." (Heath Fields Primary)
Suitable for: up to 420 children in a day
Year groups: P1 - P7 / Junior Infants to Sixth Class
View our full range of Primary School Workshops for Schools In Ireland here