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Category: Schools | Education

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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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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WORLD WATER DAY

WORLD WATER DAY BRINGS GLOBAL YOUTH AWARD TO IRELAND     Wednesday 22nd March 2017, World Water Day celebrated by Ireland’s Water Explorers!   Today, over 663 million people live without a safe water supply close to home, spending countless hours trekking to distant sources, and coping with the health impacts of using contaminated water. […]

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Water Air Food Awards (WAFA)

Water Air Food Awards (WAFA)   – Water Explorer One of the schools who participated in the Water Explorer programme have gained international recognition for their incredible efforts in water conservation and promoting global water issues. Convent of Mercy National School in Kanturk, Cork have won the Water Air and Food Youth Award 2016 which will be presented […]

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