We’ve had a really busy few months on the education side of things working in variety of different settings with young people from the area (and further afield!).
Áitbheo Seniors in Gort and Kinvara
Recently the Transition Years of Seamount College and Gort Community School finished their Áitbheo Senior Programme with a fieldtrip and graduation. It has been very rewarding working with these young people and to see then engage with the various elements of their place, while considering their role in it’s future.
‘I view my area differently now. I now see that everything has special meaning. I see the old monuments and know that they all were part of our old community. My local area’s landscape plays a big part in our everyday life. I love to look at the hills and mountains – it makes me feel happy.’
Ecobeo and Áitbheo Juniors in Kilnaboy and New Quay
The primary school children of Kilnaboy and New Quay have also been working hard thinking about and learning about place having completed Ecobeo and Áitbheo Junior. The programmes were run side by side to see how to progress in the future. Over the coming months we’ll continue to streamline and develop our primary school programme. We’ll be out on our fieldtrips with the primary schools over the next few weeks.
This gallery includes some images from the beautiful personal reflection journals completed by the Newquay students.
Wild children in the Burren!
We’ve also had some lovely groups of local children out enjoying the sunshine on their school tours over the past while – we’ve a few more to come and we’re looking forward to sharing the story of the Burren’s built, natural and cultural heritage in a fun way with all of them. For children that would like to experience the Burren during the summer we also have our three day Burren summer camp on the 15th, 16th and 17th August – get booking here!
Learners from further afield
We’ve also had some recent visitors from further afield as the students from OshKosh University in Wisconsin spent a week learning in the Burren. They also got stuck into some wall building while they were here. The students got an overview of Burrenbeo and our approach to community stewardship.