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SCHOOLS: Storytime/Am Scéalaíocta with Patricia Forde

Monday 1st March, 2021 - 09:00 - Friday 26th March, 2021 - 15:00

We are delighted to offer online arts events/activities for schools in the coming weeks that can be used in a classroom setting or shared through school communication software such as Aladdin, Seesaw or Google Teams.

Join writer Patricia Forde for Seachtain na Gaeilge as she reads from her book, Mise Agus An Dragún in Irish and also two of her popular English-language picture books Imagine and Fidget: The Wonder Dog. 

Gentle storytelling sessions in Irish and English for younger classes with award-winning author, Patricia Forde.  Patricia reads from three of her picture books (illustrations shown on screen) and she has created worksheets for follow-up discussions and activities in the classroom.

Video 1: In Imagine, a little girl  confides in her grandmother about her fear of pirates, monsters  and the big dog down the lane… Each time, her grandmother suggests a funny situation to imagine, to help her overcome her fears and anxieties. The big dog isn’t so scary anymore when you imagine him on roller-skates! And pirates aren’t so frightening once they put away their swords and start playing with their dolls! Fidget the Wonder Dog tells the story of a dog who runs away and has an epic adventure.  Fidget is a bouncy, lovable pet and his owner is a little girl with a big imagination. 

Video 2: This video is entirely in Irish.  Patricia reads from one of her well-loved books: Mise Agus an Dragún, a tale in which a little bear dreams of big adventures: chasing a dragon, rescuing a prince, and flying high over the ocean. All that stands in his way are his own fears. Can he overcome the terrible robot, the ferocious cow and his fear of heights, all before bedtime?  Only time will tell…

Nuair a bheidh mise mór rachaidh mé ag seilg dragúin…Tá béirín beag ag smaoineamh faoin lá a mbeidh sé ina bhéar mór misniúil, gan faitíos air roimh rud ar bith. Ach faoi láthair, cuireann rudaí go leor faitíos air…Scéal álainn faoi thuras fada isteach i dtír na samhlaíochta.

📚BOOKING INFORMATION: Patricia Forde: Storytime/ Am Scéalaíocta
Available 1st-26th March, 2021  Price & Format: €15 per video per class. Video 1 (English) & Video 2 (Irish) are approx 10 mins each & there are  accompanying pdf resources.
Suitable for: Junior infants – 2nd Class. To book contact Theresa, 

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Monday 1st March, 2021 - 09:00
Friday 26th March, 2021 - 15:00
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Riverbank Arts Centre
Main Street
Newbridge, Ireland
045 448327
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