North Down Co-op

Christmas Crafts

Tue, 13/12/2016 - 10:30am
Marquis Hall, Bangor

Our Christmas co-op will be a mix between Christmas crafts and Christmas party. We will have party games, carol singing and lots of crafts to try. This is always a popular one and a great chance to meet other home educators or catch up.
Please could each family organise a craft to bring as well as a contribution to the party food. Vegetarian food only please!
The cost is £5 per family if you pay between now and Wednesday 7th December.
From Thursday 8th to Monday 12th December the cost is £6 per family or £7 cash on the day.

Not Back To School Week - Sports Day

Tue, 20/09/2016 (All day)
Marquis Hall, Bangor

The famous sports day!! Bouncy castle is booked and we will have all the usual races, obstacle courses, face painting and fun!
Please bring vegetarian food for a shared lunch. And if you have any sacks for sack race, skipping ropes, cones, hoola hoops etc please bring them.
Payment in advance through paypal. Cost is £5 until Tuesday 13th  then £6 until Monday 19th or £7 cash on the day.

Not Back To School Week

Mon, 12/09/2016 (All day) - Fri, 16/09/2016 (All day)
Northern Ireland
At W5 last year in Not Back To School Week

Every year we make a special effort to have an exciting week near the start of September - it allows us to welcome those starting their first year of home education, to reconnect after the summer, to kick start our year...

Everyone should feel free to organise their own events - and if they clash with others, or spill into other weeks, then don't worry too much - the more options and excitement we have then the better NBTSW'16 will be!


Tue, 10/05/2016 - 10:30am
Marquis Hall, Bangor

 We will look at where bananas are grown, how they are harvested and transported and what they can be used for.

Please bring an activity or presentation on bananas.
Please bring a banana contribution for a vegetarian shared lunch! 
Payment in advance, to ensure we cover the hall.


Tue, 12/04/2016 - 10:03am
Marquis Hall, Bangor
Neuschwanstein Castle in Germany

 We will be learning all about German language, culture, history and geography at this co-op. 

We will create a large map of Germany, learn some German language and tongue twisters and sing songs. We will also learn about German history and culture.
Please bring German food for a shared lunch (vegetarian only please).
Please prepare an activity to bring along, but please do ask if you are stuck for ideas.
Payment in advance through paypal. Cost is £5 until Thursday, £6 after that or £7 on the day.


Tue, 08/03/2016 - 10:30am
Marquis Hall, Bangor
Flight Diagram

This co-op will focus on flight, from special adaptions of animals and birds to be able to fly, to man made aircraft and aerodynamics.

Please could each family prepare a poster on some aspect of flight and a related activity.

***COMPETITION*** Please bring along your best paper airplane. We will have a competition to see which one flies the farthest and I have a book on flight as a prize for the winner.

We are hoping to have an expert visitor to come and do a talk. Will post an update as soon as I have confirmation.

Please pay in advance for a discount or £7 in cash per family on the day.

First Aid and Healthcare

Tue, 12/01/2016 - 10:30am
Marquis Hall, Bangor
Figures performing first aid

We are hoping to have someone from the Ambulance Service come and talk to us. This will be confirmed shortly.
We will be learning some first aid and will have some resuscitation dolls to practise CPR on. We will also look at some biology and anatomy - if anyone has any x-rays of their own broken bones please bring them along!

There is a charge for each family, with a discounted rate if you pay more than a week in advance.

Chinese New Year Celebrations

Tue, 09/02/2016 - 10:30am
Marquis Hall, Bangor
Chinese New Year Banner

Chinese New Year is always a fantastic celebration at the co-op. We will have two dragons for a dragon procession. This year we are also planning on learning a lion dance! 
We will learn about the year of the monkey, how to write and say monkey in Chinese as well as some other basic characters and numbers. We will be making Chinese food and listening to Chinese music. 

There is a charge for each family, with a discounted rate if you pay more than a week in advance.

Co Op Christmas Party with "Magic George" show

Tue, 08/12/2015 - 10:30am
Marquis Hall, Bangor
Christmas decorations

Join us for our Christmas party! I have booked Magic George to come and entertain us with his highly recommended magic show. 
We will start off with Christmas crafts from 10.30-11.30am, then 11.30-12.30 will be Magic George show and 12.30-14.30 will be party food, games and carols.
We will have 3 or 4 crafts max so that it is easy to choose and not too much going on at once. Please look out for further posts for updates.
Please bring a contribution to the party food and drink.
Payment for the co-op will be taken in advance, booking essential.

North Down Harvest Festival

Tue, 10/11/2015 - 10:30am
Marquis Hall, Bangor
Harvest Breads

All things autumnal, harvest bread, traditional crafts, games and fun. Please bring an activity for the children to do.  The North Down Co Op charges £5 for family to cover the hall, or £3 if all your children are under 5.

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