Chris Thompson's innovative approach to Creative EducationFind out about the exciting Scribing Technique. Downloadable Resources providedInteractive approaches to Story telling and downloadable resourcesIdeas for drama in the classroom with all age groupsStory telling and Magic shows for all agesDemonstration sessions, workshops for teachers, and moreMagic shows , Drama through Irish and much more.

What can Chris Offer?

An on-going creative writing programme
intergenerational projects
Supporting the SESE curriculum
Supporting the SESE curriculum
a cultural diversity project
A collaborative novel
Plays For the Backstage
Word Pictures
A Scribing Project
Children's writing
Creative Writing Galleries
Using role-play to inspire creative writing

Two Local Studies Projects

Developing Research Skills using old maps

Making best use of Library Services
Maps are great resources to use. The ones your library might offer will date from 1837 and 1911. You might also be able to see the 6inch OS maps. They are highly detailed but a bit big to photocopy. However, your local "Time Machine Room" guardians will have lots of suggestions for you. You may also find examples on-line. Everyone loves exploring maps. I think they show just how much remains unchanged and how many links are left with the past. Below are a few examples.

This was one of the "map" worksheets used by the children.

The maps inspired poetry abouyt the children's home places.

Take a look at the Explorers project and the My Place (Local Studies) Project.