Rediscovery Centre provides a variety of exciting and interactive workshops on a variety of STEM and environmental topics. Our workshops are linked to the primary curriculum through a range of subjects including Science, Geography, Maths, SPHE, and Visual Art

 

Our talented facilitators are all very experienced Garda vetted educators who make sure that participants leave our workshops inspired and enthused.

These important workshops are great fun and are available for schools across the country. We can deliver them in your own classroom, online or at our unique eco-demonstration centre here in Ballymun, Dublin. Rediscovery Centre primary education workshops are 90 minutes in duration and feature a presentation, a range of interactive activities and/or games and end with a feedback session to encourage the students to share what they have learned throughout the workshop. Workshops are limited to a maximum of 30 students.

Rediscovery Centre is an accredited Science Foundation Ireland Discover Centre.  

Limited-time Sustainable Toy Workshops

The Rediscovery Centre has teamed up with Jiminy Eco Toys to create the largest sustainable toy festival ever seen in Ireland: the Big Toy Swap!

As part of the Big Toy Swap, Jiminy and the Rediscovery Centre are running 100 fun and interactive workshops for primary schools and youth groups across Ireland. 

 

The hands-on workshop involves:

  • Games, activities and discussions
  • Exploring hands-on toy repair
  • Brainstorming clever ways to rehome used toys
  • Planning your very own Big Toy Swap!

 

The workshop links with the curriculum in a range of subjects including Science, Maths, and Geography, and is suitable for children of 3rd to 6th class ages.

 

We’re delighted to offer these workshops at a special subsidised rate. The package includes 2-3 workshops at €80 each, held for different classes on the same day. If you represent a small school, you can contact another school nearby about the project, and we can facilitate a workshop at each school. 

Libraries can book 2-3 workshops in one day for different schools.

Scouts and Girl Guides are welcome to book, however more than one workshop must be held on the same day in order for our facilitators to travel, so you’re encouraged to link up with nearby groups to organise.

 

What’s included?

  • 2 – 3 fun + interactive workshops for your school
  • Teachers’ notes
  • Comprehensive resources to host your own Big Toy Swap (including how-to guides on toy swap and repair, event organisation, and curriculum integration)
  • Printable posters and other promotional materials
  • Big Toy Swap postcard

 

What is the Big Toy Swap?

When you sign-up to a workshop, your school/group commits to hosting a Big Toy Swap, joining schools and groups all across the country in the largest sustainable toy festival ever seen!

Your Big Toy Swap can be with a club, a class, a school or a community, no event is too big or too small!

The goal of the Big Toy Swap is to provide a fun and sustainable way for children and families to refresh their toy collections without spending money on new toys, and at the same time to reduce waste by giving unwanted toys a new home.

We suggest using the media attention by hosting your Big Toy Swap on June 5th. If that doesn’t work, you can hold it anytime before the end of the 2024 school summer term.

Virtual Workshops

We offer virtual workshops using Zoom for a live, interactive, educational experience. They include a presentation on the topic, group discussions and games and hands-on activities and investigations for an engaging experience for the participants. To help you prepare, we send workshop resources to participating teachers in advance of the workshop.

Additional Needs Groups

We offer workshops for mild to moderate additional needs classes, and can tailor the workshops to suit the specific needs of the group. Explore workshops for additional needs groups below.

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Reviews from Teachers

“Perfectly pitched at primary school pupils – interactive and hands-on. Thank you.” 

Teacher, Finglas Parochial National School, Finglas, Dublin 11.

“Children thoroughly enjoyed all aspects of the workshop and it engaged them throughout. Thank you.” 

High Street NS, Co Offaly.

“Very enjoyable, age appropriate, the educator was superb and pitched well.” 

Virgin Mary BNS, Ballymun, Dublin 9.