A visit to any of our four Museum sites can be an inspiring, transformative and meaningful learning experience for your students that complements and supports their studies back at school. Our learning programmes offer a wide range of curriculum-based activities, designed to encourage participation, collaboration and exploration. Feedback and evaluation is an integral part of how we engage with schools. We carried out audience research over a number of months in 2018 to identify ways in which we could improve our offer and service to schools.
Birds in the City: Primary and Post Primary Workshops
As part of the Museum’s schools strand Róisín facilitated two glass workshops for primary and secondary school students. Titled Birds in the City the workshops consisted of 25 students from St Gabriel’s Primary School and 16 TY students from Hansfield Educate Together School. Both workshops focused on the discussion of urban bird life, identify and habitat. Students produced drawings based off these findings and designed various glass patterns. A very exciting aspect of the two workshops was the chance to learn how to cut glass, a first for most students. One by one, Róisín led each student through the art of cutting glass into various different shapes and patterns. Utilizing their new skill set each student produced their own urban glass bird and added it a large-scale panel of glass. Soon a colourful habitat was created, bursting with an array of unique and wonderful glass designs.
Image Credit - Aisling Dunne