Category: Schools | Education

Water Workshops – Water Explorer Kickstarters

  The Water Explorer team have been travelling around the country visiting newly registered schools to introduce the Water Explorer programme. If you haven’t already registered find out more about Water Explorer here.   Our Lady of the Wayside NS used the Water Explorer values awareness and responsibility when completing the ‘Clean that Water Up!’ […]

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National Water Explorer Awards 2017

GAP hosted the 2017 National Water Explorer Awards at the Axis in Ballymun last month. The Top 5 Water Explorer schools in Ireland competed for the chance to move on to the international awards in London. The school’s presented the water saving work they  had done throughout the year to a panel of three judges: […]

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Youth Gardening Workshops

Our Youth Gardening Programme is available as a tailor-made programme spanning a number of weeks or as individual workshops.   HOW INVOLVEMENT IN GARDENING BENEFITS YOUNG PEOPLE: Gardening benefits kids’ health and well-being, their attitudes towards learning and the environment, their connections to community, and so much more. When it comes to vegetables, if they grow […]

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Water Workshops for Schools in June!

In June the Water Explorer team at GAP have a limited number of FREE water workshops for schools!!!!                 WHAT HAPPENS AT A WATER EXPLORER KICK-STARTER WORKSHOP? In May the Water Explorer team went to St. George’s National School in Balbriggan for a Kickstarter Workshop with 1st class students. […]

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Intern with GAP – Education Assistant

An Internship in GAP Having returned home after 3 months travelling and volunteering in Africa as a teacher and eco-education officer, I was eager to do the same in Ireland. An internship in GAP as an educational officer afforded me that chance. Considering I was only at GAP for a few short months I managed […]

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School Biodiversity Trail

  Biodiversity Trail at Poppintree Park OLV NS embarked on Global Action Plan’s specially designed Biodiversity Trail for Biodiversity Week. They discovered the insects, spiders and birds that call Poppintree Park home in this hands on biodiversity workshop! Using bug jars, pooters and binoculars they had a close up look at some beautiful local wildlife. They learnt how to […]

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Waste Action For European Sustainable Development Week

GAP’S WASTE ACTION PROJECT Throughout the month of May, young people from the Kilbarrack Youth Project completed a four-part Waste Action Project. This culminated in the celebration of European Sustainable Development Week on the 31st of May! First, they were introduced to the importance of waste action, recycling, and using a compost bin. This interactive […]

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Causes of Colour – The Starch Test for School Gardens

Over the last few weeks our Youth Gardeners from Scoil an sTeachtar Laoch have been busy planting potatoes in the Glás Community Garden. If your school needs some tips on planting potatoes in your school garden, our Community Gardener Sharon has shared some expert tips with us: The Irish Spud – Growing Potatoes   BRINGING SCIENCE INTO […]

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Beautiful Spaces Competition 2017

Into its 10th year, GAP are calling on schools and youth groups in Ballymun to take on the Beautiful Spaces challenge and improve their school groups or local community green spaces.             Click to DOWNLOAD Competition Guidelines and details on this years extra category Design the Sign       […]

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Take Action on Food Waste

According to a 2013 report by UNEP and the World Resources Institute (WRI), about one-third of all food produced worldwide, gets lost or wasted in food production and consumption systems. When this figure is converted to calories, this means that about 1 in 4 calories intended for consumption is never actually eaten. In a world full of […]

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