(094) 9020700  | eolas@mayoeducationcentre.ie
Eircode: F23HX48

Helping Our Homeless - A Gift for Schools

Sixty Photographs for Simon

The book is an eclectic collection of images harvested from an extensive archive that Vincent compiled over a period of two decades during work-related travel. Twenty-five countries are represented in a broad geographical sweep which encompasses the Arctic, Scandinavia, Europe, Africa, South America, Antarctica and Asia. Each of the 60 photographs is accompanied by a short text which provides succinct details about various aspects of the image.

He is currently organising distribution of his book as a gift to schools countrywide via the Education Support Centres Ireland network, the directors and staff of which have kindly offered their assistance. 

One copy of the book will be available for each school, free of charge. As we are working remotely due to Level 5 Restrictions please email the centre at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to arrange collection.

A little background on myself. I am an archaeologist, educator, and heritage specialist. I work as a lecturer for an expedition cruise company, Lindblad Expeditions, on their expedition cruise ship National Geographic Explorer. I have travelled extensively in this capacity to many remote locations around the world, from the Arctic to Antarctic. I also worked as an Expedition Leader for an International Trek Company, Across the Divide, for 8 years.

A freelance heritage specialist, I have been involved in Irish tourism since the early 1990s. I design and deliver a wide range of educational programmes and lecture on a broad spectrum of subjects. In addition, I am one of Ireland’s leading tour guide trainers and worked for many years as Co-ordinator and Lead Tutor on Fáilte Ireland’s National Tour Guide Training Programme.

In addition, I design, manage, and direct extended bespoke heritage tours throughout Ireland and possess an in-depth knowledge of the country’s remarkable natural, built, and cultural heritage. My contact details are: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or mobile: 087-2330966.

Additional copies can be purchased online from Merrion Press at: https://irishacademicpress.ie/product/sixty-photographs-for-simon/

‘The Sahara Desert covers an area of around 3.5 million square miles. It began with a simple grain of sand'!

Details of the project are available on my website, on the ‘Simon Community’ page.

www.vincentbutlerheritage.ie

Growing a Restorative School - from intention to everyday practice

Growing a Restorative School; from intention to everyday practice. A gathering to light the way for Irish school communities on this journey

About this Event

As the director of Connect RP, I am delighted to partner with Maynooth University and the wonderful school communities that I get to work with to co-create this restorative e-conference gathering.

Our intention is to share the experiences and growing capacities of our school communities that are committed to the restorative philosophy and its relational practices. We will donate all profits to Barnardos Children's Charity.

I am deeply honoured and grateful to have my two mentors, Dr. Belinda Hopkins and Dr. Dorothy Vaandering, share their wisdom, hearts and expertise in this space. We intend to cultivate a thought-provoking, relational and fun experience - a restorative e-conference not to be missed!

Details to access our conference will be shared with you before the e-conference gathering.

Michelle

To book your place, click here

Dyspraxia/DCD Children's Resource

Dyspraxia/DCD Ireland with the aid of Stephen Hodnett, a qualified primary school teacher and occupational therapist over the last year have been working on resource for primary and secondary schools to help teachers and schools working with children with Dyspraxia/DCD.

The resource is called 'Our say in Our schools'. The resource is entirely focussed on the experiences and thoughts of the children themselves. The ideas, text and artwork come directly from the very talented children who were involved in developing the resource and provides a rich and engaging story about their daily school lives.

This resource gives children a voice and enables them to have their say on their schools and to use their incredible talents and insight into their own lives to help other children with similar experiences to themselves. 

This resource is to be launched during Dyspraxia/DCD awareness week, which is next week from November 22nd to 27th. The launch will be on Monday 23rd via zoom and anyone can apply to attend via the link attached, with talks from other speakers on Wednesday 25th and Friday 27th. https://lnkd.in/eAD5kBF

 

 

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ESCI

The ESCI (Education Support Centres Ireland) website pulls in courses from Education Centres all over the country allowing you view all courses taking place nationwide.

Mayo Education Centre

Location

Westport Road,
Castlebar,
Co. Mayo.
Eircode: F23HX48

Transportation

Local Buses and carparking available

Contact

Tel: (094) 9020700 
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
Web:
 www.mayoeducationcentre.ie 

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