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A Kite For Aibhín

Theme One: A Kite for Aibhín

“And now it hovers, tugs, veers, dives askew,
Lifts itself, goes with the wind until
It rises to loud cheers from us below.”
When were kites invented? Who first flew them? How do they stay in the air? How many types of kite are there? Why did Seamus Heaney write about kites? Who is Aibhín?

Answer all these questions – and more! – during your class visit to Seamus Heaney HomePlace.

Through the poem, A Kite for Aibhín, which Seamus Heaney wrote to welcome his granddaughter to the world, the Key Stage 2 education programme at HomePlace helps children to:
  • Listen and respond to the poem (Language and Literacy)
  • Explore and develop understanding of what makes a kite fly, with specific focus on key terms - wind, gravity and lift (The World Around Us)
  • Investigate and evaluate the impact wind, gravity and lift have on the flight of a kite by making and flying a Sled Kite (The World Around Us).
To find out more and to book, contact Seamus Heaney HomePlace.
Tel: 028 7938 7444, E: seamusheaneyhome@midulstercouncil.org