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Art Class at the FE McWilliam Gallery

Art Class at the FE McWilliam Gallery

Twenty of our HE kids had an artist led art class at FE McWilliam Gallery this morning, receiving high praise from the artist for their excellent imaginations. 

After a warm up the kids got to build houses with boxes and lots of crafts. This turned out to be stunningly different in comparison and so imaginative! 

We had buildings ranging from FBI towers to Fire houses. 

Afterwards they put them all together and built a village with roads and gardens. 

A visit to Exploris

A visit to Exploris
A visit to Exploris
A visit to Exploris

Some home educating families had a tour around Exploris aquarium this week, a parent outlines their day below. 

“It’s not every day that a tour guide is stumped by a question, however when they are bombarded by 100 random questions in a row, there's a possibility they're interacting with a home educated child. 


How does that work?

Veg Bed - Spring

Veg Bed - Spring

Spring has sprung and some home educating families put in hard work weeding and refreshing the veg bed allotment this week. 

 

The kids had some serious fun in the sensory garden nearby! 

 

Plans to meet here weekly again will get in full swing at the end of April! 

 

Old and new faces very welcome.

A visit to Boom Bangor

A visit to Boom Bangor
A visit to Boom Bangor

A group of children age ranged 8 months - 8 years attended a messy play workshop where they got to express themselves through paint.

By using different tools and their own body parts, the children got to make large pictures, masterpieces and create a den. 

They had so much fun! 

Quailty Time - Banbridge

Quailty Time - Banbridge
Quailty Time - Banbridge

A group of children from HEdNI attended a workshop and play event at Quality Time Banbridge. 

Quality time is an exciting theme play centre, where children are encouraged to learn through play. 

The children enjoyed the space theme in the workshop where they got to explore different aspects of space through different mediums.

Followed by opportunity to explore the space theme further with role play and imaginative play with a wide range of plastic wooden toys and costumes.

The children had a wonderful day together.

Visit to Omagh Police Station

Visit to Omagh Police Station

Last week a group of home educating families visited Omagh Police Station. 

 

Many subjects were covered in what was at times a very lively discussion, from how the Police can help us in our community, online safety, how accidents and incidents are dealt with and the children (and adults) even taught the Police a thing or two about Home Education, the law, our rights and the many myths!

 

The children had lots of questions on a range of subjects including, violence against the Police and how they are allowed to deal with them, human rights and the carrying and useage of guns; from toys to shotguns.

 

The children were allowed to try on some Police clothing....and handcuffs!

 

The visit was rounded off by being shown some Police vehicles.

 

A thoroughly informative, enjoyable morning.

Airtastic

Airtastic

Home educated kids and their parents took advantage of Airtastic Craigavon’s fantastic 2 hours for 1 group deal yesterday getting the trampoline park to themselves. 

 

A treat they very much enjoyed! 

Junior Science Club

Junior Science Club

Our junior monthly science club continued this month in w5 with the science behind music and rhythm. 

A workshop throughly enjoyed by members and their parents. 

 

The children made lots of noise, had a boogie, used cups and string to communicate and learnt exactly what a sound wave looks like. 

Portmore Lough RSPB

Portmore Lough RSPB
Portmore Lough RSPB
Portmore Lough RSPB
Portmore Lough RSPB

Some home educating families attended an excellent event put on for us by the RSPB today in Portmore Lough.

 


Despite the weather the kids had a great time pond dipping. They found newts, beetles, worms and much more. 


 

A workshop with Oxford Island

A workshop with Oxford Island
A workshop with Oxford Island
A workshop with Oxford Island
A workshop with Oxford Island
A workshop with Oxford Island

We spent a wonderful , inspiring, and educational day at Oxford Island , Lough Neagh.

 

 

We had an engaging presentation on the history and geography of Lough Neagh. We were also told about the animals, insects , fish and birds that live there.

 

 

We were introduced to habitats and food chains. We were also shown how birds and animals can have visible differences and features depending on their diet , where they live or their gender with the aid of some real life models (preserved by taxidermy).

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