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Primary Education Programme

Key stage 1
'Blackberry Picking'
A facilitator will read children the poem ‘Blackberry Picking’, and they will have the opportunity to eat homemade blackberry jam. This will be followed by a ‘Teddy Bears’ Picnic’ storytelling session.
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:
28 & 29  April, 2019
1-3 May, 2019
7-10 May, 2019
14 - 18 May, 2019
21 - 25 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.