Education

Airfield is a place of lifelong learning, and with the help of the Teaching Council, we’re spearheading discovery learning techniques that build knowledge at every level through workshops, discussion and interactive play.

We work with early childhood care, primary and secondary schools, as well as third level institutions across Ireland, to offer endless opportunities to find out more about food. Things like seasonality, growing and cooking, embracing sustainability and nature are all covered in our school courses and adapted to your class and their needs.

We also offer internships and summer DES teacher training courses, and for those who left the classroom some time ago – there are gardening, cookery and craft courses that move in time with the seasons and reflect the work we do on the estate every day.

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PRIMARY SCHOOLS

Our child-centred primary education programme provides a wonderful opportunity for active, hands-on learning in a unique and relaxed environment that celebrates food, farming and the natural world.

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Developed by educational professionals with years of experience, we’ve worked hard to include the Discover Science and Aistear elements into each programme. We tailor each visit to you and your classes needs and endeavour to create an exciting and rich learning experience for all.

Our new, food-focused education programme for 2019 will use the estate’s working farm as the backdrop to help students understand the story of milk from grass to glass, as well as the food that is produced by other animals on the farm.

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What We Promise
  • Flexibility to meet individual needs of schools and children
  • Covered activity and lunch facilities
  • Programmes are based outdoors with hand-on activities
  • All areas are wheelchair accessible
  • Resources are available for teachers to help prepare for the visit
  • Trained child centred guides
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Pricing
  • Pre-school Programmes €6
  • Primary Workshop €9
  • Primary School Tour (May & June) €12
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SECONDARY SCHOOLS

Our secondary school programmes can be tailored to suit your group by our Education Team

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Junior Cycle Courses

As a working farm, Airfield Estate offers the opportunity for you and your students to experience farming as a system.

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Transition Year Courses

We’ve a wealth of choices for transition year students to get involved with food, farming and the land it comes from.

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Senior Cycle Courses

Observe our working and commercial farm where all crops, Jersey herd milk and animals on the estate are used for food production in our estate restaurant.

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What We Promise
  • Flexibility to meet individual needs of schools and children
  • Covered activity and lunch facilities
  • Programmes are based outdoors with hand-on activities
  • All areas are wheelchair accessible
  • Resources are available for teachers to help prepare for the visit
  • Trained child centred guides
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Pricing
  • Junior Cycle €12
  • Transition Year €12
  • Leaving Certificate €15
  • Prices listed are per person, booklets are €1 extra pp
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COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES

Airfield Estate offers a number of experiences to interested parties from third level institutions. We can offer tours of the Estate tailored to the varying aspects of what we do (for example Sustainability tours, Culinary Experiences, Botanical tours as well as Engineering and Architecture).

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We also offer a number of internship opportunities across every dept. on the estate throughout the year, so please do get in touch if you are interested in partaking in this programme.

Airfield estate can also facilitate research into the areas of food, farming and sustainability. If you are interested, or already have project up and running, please do get in touch to see if we can help. 

What We Promise
  • Flexibility to meet individual needs of students
  • All areas are wheelchair accessible
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Pricing
  • Third Level Students €15 (4 hour tour)
  • Prices listed are per person booklets are €1 extra pp
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How We Teach

Hands On
Hands On

We believe that learning experiences are enhanced when students get their hands on what they’re learning about!

Discovery Learning
Discovery Learning

We use this teaching methodology as it enhances the learning process on the estate and increases retention of information

Interactive
Interactive

Getting students involved with the food production system increases the likelihood that they will try new foods.

More than Science
More than Science

Food education can help teach maths, science, geography, language and personal skills that support other learning outcomes.

Teacher Support
Teacher Support

Check out our downloadable resources that can help prepare your class for their visit or enhance their learning after it!

What our groups have to say..

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