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Primary Education Programme

'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
Special Educational Needs

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. Please contact us for further dates.

'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. Please contact us for further dates.

To find out availability of a programme please contact: 
Roisin Convery, Education Officer E: Roisin.Convery@midulstercouncil.org T: 028 7938 7444.