Global Action Plan Ireland delivers workshops in primary schools tailored to each group’s interests, schedule, and abilities.
Explore the science of light, understand water pollution and conservation, transport, waste and recycling, energy or biodiversity….GAP Ireland has incredible supports and workshops for schools going green! All workshops have strong links to the national curriculum with specific, practical actions each student, teacher, and school can easily implement to make a 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.
WATER 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 empowers students to learn about water issues and to take action to reduce their water footprint at home and in their schools. The workshop allows students to question and discover why water conservation is important and where can they make the biggest impact.
TRANSPORT WISE WORKSHOP: (1st – 6th class)
How 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)
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, different types of waste, how long materials take to breakdown, and innovative ways of reusing our waste. This is presented through group led games and hands-on activities where students will discover their impact on Ireland’s waste.
ENERGY WISE WORKSHOP: (1st – 6th class)
Energy is all around us, it comes in many forms and has endless uses; but at what cost? 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.
BIODIVERSITY 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 it’s important. The workshop can then be taken outside of the school grounds for a bug hunt as students get first-hand experience finding, examining and identifying various insects found right on their doorstep.
(Appropriate outdoor clothing required).
GLOBAL CITIZENSHIP WORKSHOP: (4th-6th class)
Critically engages with issues of what is equitable and just, and what will minimise harm to our planet. Exploring global citizenship themes enables students to grow more confident in standing up for their beliefs, and more skilled in evaluating the ethics and impact of their decisions.
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.
For more information and bookings contact one of our education team:
firstname.lastname@example.org | (01) 883 2185
WATER EXPLORER: Schools/classes can register online: www.waterexplorer.ie
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.