Using Seamus Heaney’s poem ‘The Schoolbag’ as a starting point, our Yearbookworkshop offers Primary 7 classes the chance to create a fun, decorative and, most importantly, personalised record of their primary school experience.

Pupils will reminiscence and reflect on their favourite school memories before creating their own unique and individual yearbooks – a lasting memento of their formative years. There will be plenty of arts and craft materials for decoration, and lots of room to include photos all the way back to Primary 1. We will capture and print lots of photos of the day, so pupils may include the trip to Seamus Heaney HomePlace amongst their special memories.

So…take a trip down memory lane and join us in marking your time at primary school!

Learning objectives:

During this workshop children will:

  • identify their own feelings and the feelings of others
  • identify feelings associated with different events
  • use a wide variety of words to describe how they are feeling

Yearbook workshop enables children to:

  • reflect on how they have developed as individuals
  • reflect on how they have developed relationships
  • reflect on how they have played an active and meaning part in the life of the community

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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Seamus Heaney HomePlace

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