Environmental Education – School Tours
Fun and educational activities – nature awareness, gardening, natural building, food foraging, orienteering, plant identification, team working, pizza party.
Curriculum links: SESE, SPHE, PE, Art, Music
Choose from the following selection for a visit to The Hollies Centre:
2 activities for a half day 10 – 12:30
3 activities for a full day 10 – 14:30
– 10 €/ student (full day) – min. € 250
– 8 €/student (half day) – min. € 150
– 2 activities + Pizza Party € 12/child (min. € 320)
To book an activity please contact us here
Every activity is designed to be hands-on and fun-filled adventure into the natural world where skills and concepts from the curriculum are developed through active learning.
Students will develop a wide range of skills and discover science through each activity including “working scientifically, and designing and making”. (As included in the Primary Curriculum overview.)
All our activities incorporate the PE strand unit of “Outdoor and adventure activities”.
Further sensory activities and awareness games can be incorporated into each course. If you have particular strands and strand units that you would like explored on the day please let us know!
Primary School Activities
fun activities in the garden
learn where food comes from
Muddy Island create a tiny world to understand sustainability and connections
The secret life of plants
how plants function
how they relate to their environment
Sensory Nature Walk
Eating wild – food foraging
discovering pond life
identifying trees and their uses
Shelter Making – walls of mud and straw
For children of all ages:
Orienteering – Reading maps, understanding geography
Exploring Wild Music
Sounds and rhythms w/ natural instruments
Cooperative Games – learning teamwork playfully
baking in a wood-fired clay oven
Secondary School Curriculum links: Geography, Art, SPHE, Construction Studies, Horticulture
Think globally – Act Locally … experience practical examples of sustainable living.
Construction Studies … activities and first hand experience of prime examples of building methods that address the challenges of climate change and peak oil.
Geography comes alive … reading the landscape, understanding our environmentand our place in it in practical and entertaining ways.
The power of team working – practical projects – skills for resolving conflicts
… essential soft skills for tough challenges!