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



My Place 09: Finding new Research Themes


There are many avenues for research arising from the resources available in the library Local Studies rooms. In this pilot project, all of the school groups explored the local newspaper pages and the Folklore Commission schools survey stories. After this:
  • One school focused on old maps
  • One school made prime use of the old photos
  • One school used the place names as their special focus
  • As it was close to Christmas, one school put emphasis on transcribed conversations from the local nursing home previously collected by the facilitator. (Candles in the Window)
Each school took one or more themes. These included:
  • The history and importance of the local river (The Inny)
  • Celebrations in the past (In this case, Christmas)
  • Local shops and industries in the town, present and past
  • Townland names, features, and stories.

Click on the links below

"Townland reseach
and "hands on" activities

Scribed Stories


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