Primary Schools

Delivered in schools by our team of scientists and expert facilitators, primary workshops are tailored to each group’s interests, schedule and abilities.

Exploring the science of light, understanding water pollution and conservation, transport, waste and recycling, energy or biodiversity….Global Action plan have incredible supports and workshops for schools going green! Strong links are made to the national curriculum with specific, practical actions each student, teacher and school can easily implement to make significant environmental impact.


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COLOUR WISE WORKSHOP: (3rd – 6th class)

Intricate, fun science experiments exploring the interrelationship between colour and light. Students undertake various  experiments including chromatography, the exploration of white light and it’s relationship with colour, and more. The emphasis will be on exploration, questioning, and discovery.

(DPSM accredited)


droplet 2 square smallWATER WISE WORKSHOP: (1st – 6th class)

A fun, hands-on workshop on the theme of water, and the growing global need to reduce water consumption and pollution. The workshop consists of a number of experiential activities, empowering students to learn about water issues and to take action to reduce their water footprint at home and in their schools. The workshop uses activities that allow the students to question and discover why water conservation is important and where can they make the biggest impact.

(DPSM accredited)



TRANSPORT WISE WORKSHOP:  (1st – 6th class)

rTLxdo5LcHow we choose to get from A to B  depends on many things: Timing, traffic, cost, difficulty and speed. This workshop will take students on a journey through their own understanding of travel and transport. Using group games and student led activities they will discover that transport may not be as simple as they first thought, beginning to question what makes a good form of transport? Is it something that is healthy? Something fast? Or something sustainable and environmentally friendly? Do they have to be mutually exclusive?




WASTE WISE WORKSHOP: (1st – 6th class)garbage-container_318-48483.png

The idea of reducing, reusing and recycling is widely communicated, but WHY should we and what BENEFIT is it providing? Students  learn key facts about waste generation in Ireland, about the different types of waste, how long materials take to breakdown and innovative ways of reusing our waste. These facts will be presented using group led games and hands on activities where students will discover for themselves what kind of impact they can have on Irelands waste.




Breathe_ActionIcons_v2-11ENERGY WISE WORKSHOP: (1st – 6th class)

Energy is all around us, it comes in many forms and has endless uses. But what is the cost of using all this energy? Students discover what energy is and how we get it. Participating in games and experiential activities to examine what it takes to create the energy we require and the potential impacts using that energy has on the world. Students will grow their knowledge on climate change,  the causes of this global issue and the many ways that it can be combatted.




aieoMAr9TBIODIVERSITY WISE WORKSHOP: (1st – 6th class)

Takes the hunt for wildlife knowledge to your school! Students will use group-based games to learn what biodiversity is and why its important. The workshop can then be taken outside to the school grounds for a bug hunt as students get first hand experience finding, examining and identifying various insects found right on their doorstep.

There is no need to worry about the weather as if it turns too bad that day to venture out we have rainy day alternatives that will allow the group to examine and identify animals in the classroom.

(Appropriate outdoor clothing required).


Logistics: 1.5 hours per workshop. Held in the classroom, 1 class per workshop. Up to 3 workshops per day
Modified to suit each class, and designed to complement the national curriculum.
€150 for 1 workshop (Dublin region only)
€250 for 2 workshops | €300 for 3 workshops (Available nationwide)

For more information and bookings contact one of our education team: | (01) 883 2185


GARDEN BIODIVERSITY: (1st – 6th class)leaf-question-mark

A taste of biodiversity hidden in Dublin city.

Biodiversity with an emphasis on exploration, questioning & discovery. A guided garden tour interspersed with plant identification games and mathematics activities that will reinforce content and scientific enquiry. Students will also get to participate in some hands on planting, learn about the importance of invertebrates and how to identify them, set out on a bug hunt and finally tree trails.


(Appropriate outdoor clothing required).

(DSPM accredited)

Logistics: 2 hours per workshop and max 2 workshops per day. Location: Virgin Mary Community Garden, Ballymun, Dublin 9.
 €150 for 1 workshop / €250 for 2 workshops. Suitable for 1st to 6th class.

For more information and bookings contact one of our education team: | (01) 883 2185


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WATER EXPLORER: Schools/classes can register online:

A fun, interactive online educational resource for 8-15 year olds across 11 different countries to learn about water issues and develop the confidence to ACT on them.

This highly competitive programme is FREE and schools can win prizes, workshops and a place at National and International Water Explorer Finals.



For bookings and further information, please contact our education team.


All of GAP’s educators are professionally trained and experienced in the delivery of education workshops, 
have a science/environmental science background, are Garda vetted and trained in child protection.