Children’s Afternoon Activities
These activities tend to be more educational in focus. They include nature trails, outdoor games, arts and crafts, drama, traditional music and Irish dancing lessons. In addition there are visits to pet farms and traditional farms and a fabulous visit to Ross Castle with a boat trip to Inisfallen Island.
The majority of these activities have been specifically selected because they are task-based and require instruction through the medium of English. This means that the learning of English continues all through the afternoon conducted and coordinated by qualified EFL teachers.
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Every Friday between 11:20-12:00 a performance is held in ‘the Kidz Zone’ for the benefit of the parents. This is an opportunity for children to show what they have learnt during the week both in the morning classes and in the afternoon activities. This should give children great motivation during the afternoons as they know they will be performing at the end of the week. Here is a basic idea of what is covered during the performance.
- 11:20-11:40 songs sung by each class rehearsed in the mornings.
- 11:40-11:45 Short Irish dance or short traditional music piece rehearsed during Irish dancing or traditional music lesson in the afternoons.
- 11:45-11:55 short play rehearsed in the drama lesson but using art props designed in the art class.
- 11:55-12:00 certificate ceremony for those leaving that week