17TRA013 The Living Classroom
Venue: Gortbrack Organic Farm, Ballyseedy, Tralee.
Date: 3rd July - 7th July 2017
Presenters: Ian McGrigor & Niamh Ní Dhúill
The course is a practical hands - on week of learning in the beautiful setting of Gortbrack Organic Farm, Ballyseedy, Tralee. Elements covered include planning and designing the Living Classroom, basic gardening skills, outdoor classroom management and linking the formal and informal Curriculum within the Living Classroom.
The objective of the course is to introduce teachers to the concept of using the school grounds as an educational resource or ‘Living Classroom where practical activities can be undertaken to implement the Curriculum formally and informally. The development of Literacy and Numeracy skills within the Living Classroom will be a predominant theme throughout the course, which will also enable participants to work with their pupils to assess their school grounds and plan long term improvements.
A homemade organic lunch using vegetables from the farm will be provided each day.
|Course date||03-07-2017 9:30 am|
|Course End Date||07-07-2017 2:00 pm|
|Registration Start Date||27-04-2017 12:00 am|
|Cut off date||03-07-2017 12:00 am|
|Location||Gortbrack Organic Farm Gortbrack|