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Outdoor Learning Webinar Suite Webinar #2 - Environmental Leadership Development Programme

Outdoor Learning Webinar Suite Webinar #2 - Environmental Leadership Development Programme


This webinar series is a collaboration between Kilkenny Education Centre, Co. Wexford Education Centre and Waterford Teachers' Centre.

Schools play a vital role in the development of a young person’s character, helping to nurture social and academic attributes. In this webinar, participants will examine a UK Secondary school model for an environmental leadership programme that is based in a school garden. Participants will look at how a school garden can be used to develop leadership skills, communication, independence, confidence, and organisation. This webinar is for teachers who want to gain some insight on how they can use a school garden as a conduit for fostering wellbeing, confidence, environmental awareness, community and sustainability. It is also for those who want to look at a new way of learning, those who have an ambition to weave nature into the fabric of school life, embodying values of sustainability, and mobilising the school community to take climate action.

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Patrick Kirwan

Patrick is passionate about science, tackling inequality and nature. After a career in science as an Epidemiologist, he trained as a Secondary Science teacher with TeachFirst in London, a teacher training provider whose mission is to tackle educational disadvantage. While working in disadvantaged schools in London, Patrick developed a bespoke model for a whole school nature curriculum. In school and community settings, Patrick uses nature as a conduit to foster wellbeing, leadership skills, confidence, resilience, environmental awareness and climate action. Having recently moved back to Ireland, Patrick is continuing to teach nature and develop new school environmental models. 

Course Properties

Course date 21-04-2021 7:00 pm
Course End Date 21-04-2021 8:00 pm
Capacity 500
Cut off date 21-04-2021 12:00 pm
Individual Price Free
Speaker Patrick Kirwan, BSc, PhD, PGCE
Number Hours 1
Location Online (via Zoom)

Eircode - R95 RH97


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