Rockbrook Learning Adventures for primary school groups
Children learn in many ways. That is why education opportunities outside of the classroom are so valuable to young learners. Rockbrook’s Learning Adventures is designed to help local primary schools educate children in an outdoor setting. The limitations of the schoolyard no longer hold: Rockbrook is only a few minutes away.
Learning adventures are available in Rockbrook daily during term, from 9.30 a.m. to 12.00 p.m. A group can choose to participate in any two of the activities below, with approximately one hour available for each activity. A school bus is available to collect you from your school at 9.15 a.m. and to return you there for 12.30 p.m. (or earlier if required). A group room is available at Rockbrook for use by students. Advance booking is essential. If the weather is unsuitably inclement for a chosen activity, the booked event will be rescheduled.
Cost (including bus collection to and from your school) is €10 per student (presuming group of around 25 students or more).
The current Learning Adventures include:
Orienteering‚ children are taught basic map and orienteering skills by older students and can compete against the clock on a variety of orienteering trails. Children can work in pairs, can compete against each other or against the clock.
Cross-country running, age-appropriate, timed competitive events are held on an challenging cross-country trail. The 1 km challenge is great for class or team competitions at primary level.
Astro challenge – the school’s astro pitches are ideal for short 6 or 7-a-side tournaments.
Padel, an exciting new racquet game similar to tennis, and it is the world‚ fastest growing racquet sport. Coaching & competitions available on Ireland’s first padel court at Rockbrook. (see www.padel-ireland.ie for more details on the rules and how to play this exciting sport)
War in the Trenches – a replica of World War I trenches, complete with the history of life there.
Nature Trail, the nature trail has been developed by students in Rockbrook to help young people see impact of the seasons on our flora and fauna. Rockbrook students bring children on an appropriate seasonal riverside trail, supported by age-appropriate worksheets. Suitable for 3rd / 4th class only.
For further information contact the school secretary at Rockbrook Park School, telephone Greg on 01-4933204 or email firstname.lastname@example.org