Improve grades and inspire your students with a field trip

How a school trip can give your pupils a love of learning What are some of your favourite memories of your school days? Chances are that while you might have forgotten what went on in lessons, you’ve never forgotten the magic of the annual field trip. That one day in the year when you were set free from the classroom …

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Gaisce Awards Allow Youth to Explore their True Potential!

Fittingly, “Gaisce” is the old Irish term for “great achievement”. There are three Gaisce award levels – bronze, silver and gold – and some youth dedicate themselves to eventually completing all three. Personal development, community service, new experiences and adventures, health and fitness, experiential education, a sense of accomplishment, determination – these are just some of the benefits youth aged …

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How to Organise a Residential School Tour

For students, a residential school trip might be the highlight of their entire academic year! Being away from home with their schoolmates, while engaging in a fun line-up of activities, they might not even realise they’re in fact gaining new knowledge and skills that they wouldn’t otherwise learn in the classroom. (You don’t have to tell them that though!) As …

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Passage to the Otherworld

Seefin Passage Grave on Seefin Mountain Bordering on Wicklow Mountains National Park, atop a 621-metre summit, lies a wonderful relic over 5,000 years old. On top of Seefin Mountain, you’ll discover this passage tomb – what the national park describes at its “most dramatic archaeological site”. The tomb’s narrow entryway is demarked by three slabs fixed amidst a large, circular cairn (a …

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We're growing!

Learning by doing… Kippure Estate’s Education Department is delighted to welcome a new member of staff, Yaqoub BouAynaya from Dublin, to the department as Administrative Officer. He joined the department in February and has been a great support answering phones and advising teachers on the best school tours for their pupils. He certainly has been kept busy as the school …

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Pirate Training, Field Studies and Team Building…

Clíona, Martin, Sinead (from left to right) By Clíona Ní Bhréartúin, Environmental Education Officer at Kippure Estate   We’ve just been at the Adventure Show in the RDS Dublin this weekend (20-22 May 2011) and had a great stand where we met loads of people. We were on our feet from 9am to 9pm telling everyone about our great adventure …

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