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Shared culture programmes for schools, youth groups & libraries
Identity and culture sessions for schools and youth groups
Identity, culture and society are the focus of this interactive workshop on the history of Irish Dancing. Pupils will be encouraged to recognise the forces and factors that have shaped the history of Irish dancing, including the main political and socio-economic events of the period.
Areas of Learning: Environment & Society The Arts Local & Global Citizenship
Creative Writing for Secondary Schools
Creative writing for secondary schools Culture, heritage & language will be explored in this 1.5 hour interactive workshop. Each pupil will compose a piece of creative writing either using their own dialect or their own cultural experiences. Areas of Learning: Local & Global citizenship Language & Literacy Environment & Society
Local Stories & Folklore for Primary Schools
A light-hearted discovery of culture, heritage and language through Children of Latharna and folklore in this 1-hour interactive storytelling session. Areas of Learning: Language & Literary The World Around Us Mutual Understanding
You can also book author visits to your school. I have found myself addressing assembly, facilitating English classes, giving aspirational and running library workshops. In one instance, I travelled around the entire school addressing every single class individually. Anything is possible!
Question and answer sessions are the most interactive way to explore the themes in A Belfast Tale and Children of Latharna. I also run seminars in libraries on the theme of Irish Dancing, Languages of Ulster and the Protestant in Irish fiction. Library visits have included Linen Hall. Banbridge, Newtonbreda, Larne, Ballyclare, Ballymena, the Mellon Centre for Migration Studies, Suffolk and Bangor
Educational visits are priced as follows: 1 hour session: £120 2 hour session: £200 Full Day Facilitation: £500 Please email for a quotation.