A Kite for Aibhín

A Kite for Aibhín


‘A Kite for Aibhín’ introduces pupils to Seamus Heaney’s touching poem for his granddaughter. Children will consider familial relationships and emotions through Heaney’s use of metaphor before investigating the forces of flight by creating and flying their own kites.

Learning Objectives

During this workshop children will:

  • hear the stories of the people and places which inspired Seamus Heaney during a ‘mini tour’ of our exhibition.
  • learn about the poem and discuss poetic techniques with a focus on similes and metaphor
  • make predictions and draw conclusions from kite flying investigation

A Kite for Aibhín workshop enables children to:

  • formulate, give and respond to guidance, directions and instructions
  • share, respond to and evaluate ideas, arguments and points of view and use evidence or reason to justify opinions
  • consider, interpret and discuss texts, exploring the ways in which language can be manipulated in order to affect the reader or engage attention
  • use a variety of stylistic features to create mood and effect
  • discuss how they develop as individuals

Booking Information


Monday-Friday throughout year


£6 per pupil

Out & About Community Transport have suggested favourable rates, especially on Mondays and Fridays, may be available for schools in the Magherafelt District.

Contact 028 79300123 for more information.

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Seamus Heaney Home

An excellent experience- pitched perfectly which thoroughly engaged and enthused the pupils.

St Patrick’s PS, Mullanaskea

A fabulous day – pupils thoroughly enjoyed the experience- the audio was brilliant

Edendork PS

The team were very engaging and supportive to the children. They made learning fun and meaningful. The children gained a lot from this experience

Magherafelt PS

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