- 2014 Consultation
- Groups and Meetings
KIC will offer a series of exciting workshops for 11-14 year old home educated children in November, possibly leading to a performance at the Lyric Theatre in early March.
Please contact us if you would like your child to attend.
The dusty bottomed children will reconvene in the Wild Woods where the sun always shines... so far! Fun, learning and lots of nature. Bring food (or use the cafe) and full wet weather gear, an umbrella may be a good idea too. We will go ahead in all weathers.
There will be some sort of suitable seasonal activity, possibly tree-seed preparation, available.
Meet us for food and film on Tuesday. We will confirm venue, time and film based on the preferences of those who express an interest, but Shaun The Sheep is out in August and is a front runner. We will spend the morning beforehand making stop-motion animations of our own, feel free to join us!
http://www.movieinsider.com/m11586/shaun-the-sheep/ Those of us who enjoyed the North Down Co-Op Stop Motion Animation session will appreciate the work that went into it!
School is back and the museums are empty again. A relaxed trip to W5 in Belfast to celebrate. We will arrive at 10:30 for a 11am workshop on Light, eat a lunch in the cafe (you can bring a picnic) and go on to explore the exhibition.
We will be benefiting from group/educational rates so payment in advance is essential to secure a place.
"W5 has over 250 interactive exhibits which cover many curriculum areas such as science, technology, art & design, geography, mathematics, ICT and english. They are organised into four main exhibition areas DISCOVERY (for under 8's only), GO, SEE/DO (8 Years +). The exhibits are designed to develop children's understanding and encourage thinking and problem solving skills. We also have a new exhibit “Climbit” Climbit is a unique, visually elegant, three dimensional sculpture specially designed for climbing. Oval platforms let children traverse over and under and through an amazing structure. Details of the exhibits in the different areas and links to the curriculum can be found on our website."
Five times in An Creagan, and it just gets better. As part of the Not Back To School Celebrations we will be having autumnal fun in the Wild Woods. There will be marshmallows to toast, the normal chaos and mess to create and plenty of opportunity to learn and play together.
We will go ahead in all weathers, bring appropriate gear and something to change into for the way home.
The fourth meeting of the dusty-bottomed children of the wild woods. We love this place and always have a wonderful time there. There will be all the fun of the wild woods, including a fire and marshmallows to toast, ponds to dip, banks to dig and climb, trees to paint and the wonderful tree house.
Peter has also offered to take those who are interested on a short hike to see the forest and bog, which will be wonderful at that time of year - those who would rather stay in the wild woods are welcome to do so (we can organise child care for families who have a difference of opinion between us).
We will go ahead in ALL WEATHERS, mud is just another sort of fun. Bring wet weather gear, sun cream and all other options!
"In general terms the group would meet in the Community Learning Centre, welcome talk, guided tour outdoors down to the Giant’s Causeway covering myths & legends and basic geology, then time in the exhibition inside the visitor centre"
Cost is £4.25 per child, one adult per six children will be free (we'll share the saving).
Booking essential. Please let us know if you would like to come. Arrive 11/11:15 to start the hour-long tour at 11;30.
"The construction of the Erne Hydro Electric Scheme after the Second World War was a major boost for County Donegal. The development prompted a building boom in the region which saw an employment increase surge in construction bringing engineers, electricians and other hydro-specialists from both at home and abroad to the town of Ballyshannon when work began in 1946.
At Ballyshannon, and on the stretch of the River between the sea, the natural fall of water is 45m, which makes the Erne catchment the perfect location to house the hydro-electric dams. The River Erne itself is 60 miles long and is the second largest river system in Ireland. From its source at Slieve Clah in County Cavan (200m above sea level), it winds its way through Loughs Gowna, Oughter, Upper and Lower Erne before it enters the Belleek Channel. Two power stations were built on the river – one at Cliff and a larger at Cathaleen's Fall. They were commissioned in November 1951 and April 1952 respectively.
ESB is offering FREE guided tours of the Cathaleen's Fall Generating Station which is located in Ballyshannon in County Donegal."
Meeting again for another wonderful time in the wild woods.
First half of the session will be a gardening activity (perhaps wildlife gardening?!) and the second half can be freeplay in the Wild Woods.
May include building some bird boxes, bug boxes, a bug hotel, planting flowers and veg in containers, fire, painting trees, marshmallows and getting dirty.
Bring a picnic, a change of clothes and wet weather gear - our run of good luck on the weather can't last for ever!