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'Blackberry Picking'
Blackberry Picking has been created for Foundation Stage, KS1, KS2 and is fully accessible for Special Educational Needs. This programme is based on the theme of Seamus Heaney's poem, 'Blackberry Picking'.

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Foundation Stage
Programme dates: Price per student:
17-21 September, 2018
24-28 September, 2018
1-5 October, 2018
8-12 October, 2018
15-19 October, 2018
Key stage 2

'A Kite for Aibhin'
"And now it hovers, tugs, veers, dives askew,
Lifts itself, goes with the wind until
It rises to loud cheers from us below.”

A programme featuring a close reading of Seamus Heaney’s poem ‘A Kite for Aibhín’, a discussion of how the poem pertains to basic tenets of physics (gravity, lift, drag), and the opportunity to make and decorate a kite, then undertake an outdoors ‘experiment’ to see how a longer tail affects its flight.
Programme Dates: Price per student:
29 April – 3rd May, 2019
1-3 May, 2019
6-10 May, 2019
13-17 May, 2019
'Churning Day'
"After the hot brewery of gland, cud and udder, 
cool porous earthenware fermented the buttermilk 
for churning day, when the hooped churn was scoured’"

A programme featuring a close reading of the poem ‘Churning Day’, followed by a discussion of how butter is made (traditionally vs. industrially), a demonstration, and the opportunity for pupils to make butter. Also includes a ‘taste test’ where pupils try toast with margarine, and toast with butter, and vote on which is which.
Programme dates: Price per student:
7- 11 January, 2019
14- 18 January, 2019
21- 25 January, 2019
28- 30 January, 2019
World Book Day
Thurs, 7 March, 2019
Fri, 8 March, 2019

World Poetry Day
Thurs, 21 March, 2019
Fri, 22 March, 2019               
To find out availability of a programme please email SeamusHeaneyHome@midulstercouncil.org or call 028 7938 7444.