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.
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.
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.
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
Tel: (094) 9020700