Griffeen Valley Educate Together National School, Dublin

| February 29, 2016 | 2 Comments 

Griffeen Valley Educate Together National School

A wonderful opportunity to spend a day with the pupils and staff at Griffeen Valley Educate Together National School.

A huge THANK YOU to Susan Nic Réamoinn, Junior Infant Teacher for coordinating today’s sessions and to Tomaś Ó Dúlaing, Priomhoide of Griffeen Valley Educate Together National School for accommodating us and making us so welcome.

The VillageA full morning with 50+ 10/11 years olds, with their teachers, exploring a ‘Village’ setting in Myst 4: Revelation. Talk. speculation, sharing, thinking and taking ownership of this place, brought it from the virtual, into reality. Similes, and silences, enabled their ideas to flourish and take shape, forming images in our imaginations – gorgeous! We met characters, children up for tackling new ideas and risk-taking, found themselves becoming confident in their roles, expanding on fictional happenings with great detail and flare.

PlantIn our afternoon, we adventured with with the 6/7 year olds and teachers, adventuring through their creations, notions and persuasions, as we wandered through caves, climbed trees and became intrepid explorers.

The children in this group wondered, and enthused, about strange objects as we investigated Edanna, the helix plants and the birds inhabiting this beautiful world, talking and writing with passion and interest – WELL DONE.

Category: 1) Events and Training days

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  1. Edward Platt says:

    An absolutely fantastic day in school for both age groups. It was fascinating and informative to see how Tim introduced and progressed a range of different activities with the class.
    One key point of the day which struck me as how well Tim allowed the children to be creative and expressive by challenging ideas and strategies often used in most classrooms (especially behaviour management) and how well this enabled the class to interact with the stimulus of the Myst programme. A really informative and very enjoyable day!

  2. Niamh says:

    Thanks to Tim and Sarah for the great day in Griffeen Valley. We picked up so many new tips and ideas, the listening mug being a favourite of mine. The kids loved it!

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