What's On

Tuesday 4 - Thursday 6 August, 10am - 1pm daily, €50 per child per week

Gymboree Summer Camp

for 3-6 year olds

Gymboree brings its summer camp back to glór in 2015.  Expect musical fun and games incorporating all types of music - over 20 different Styles, including RnB, African, Latin, Classical, Abba, Elvis and lots more.  The camp includes arts and crafts, sports, face painting and lots of fun mixed with giggles!

Advance booking is required as capacity is strictly limited. 

For bookings and all enquiries, please contact Oonagh Minogue on 086 354 0253 or clare@playandmusic.ie
www.playandmusic.ie  /  www.facebook.com/gymboreeclare

Monday 17 - Friday 21 August, 9.30am - 1pm daily, €85

Colmac Robotics: Junior Learn Robotics

for ages 7-10 years

Children will work in pairs under supervision, with a robotics kit and a laptop running NXT software. A different topic will be introduced each day and a competition element will be present throughout the week. The Learn Robotics Camps will focus on the use of the LEGO Mindstorm robotics kits. Pupils will work in teams of two and with one Mindstorm robot and laptop between them so everyone is guaranteed a “hands on” experience. Tasks will be based on various robotic competitions and challenges. The tutors all come from a teaching/engineering/IT background and many are experienced international winners and judges of the FIRST LEGO League. Numbers are limited to ensure an exciting, interactive and educational experience.

Please bring a healthy lunch and a bottle of water.
Please note that children must be signed in and out of camp each day by their caregiver, and it is important that children arrive on time and are collected each day.

Workshops are €85 per participant and can be booked directly at http://colmac.ie/workshops/

 

Monday 17 - Friday 21 August, 1.30pm - 5.30pm daily, €100

Colmac Robotics: Learn Robotics

for ages 10-13 years

The Learn Robotics Camps for 10-13 year olds will focus on the use of the LEGO Mindstorm robotics kits. Pupils will work in teams of two and with one Mindstorm robot and laptop between them so everyone is guaranteed a “hands on” experience. Pupils will be introduced to gear systems and mechanisms, flow chart programming, sensors and engage in problem solving tasks. Various tasks and challenges will be set throughout the week with a competition element each day.The tutors all come from a teaching/engineering/IT background and many are experienced international winners and judges of the FIRST LEGO League. Numbers are limited to ensure an exciting, interactive and educational experience.

Please bring a healthy lunch and a bottle of water.
Please note that children must be signed in and out of camp each day by their caregiver, and it is important that children arrive on time and are collected each day.

Workshops are €100 per participant and can be booked directly at http://colmac.ie/workshops/

 

Classes start on Saturday 5 September for 7 weeks, €56 (Activity book & CD an additional cost of €20)
Classes start on Saturday November for 6 weeks, €48 (Activity book & CD an additional cost of €20)

French For Fun For Kids

presented by La Jolie Ronde tutor Rhona Gomès

An opportunity for 4-12 year olds to learn French through games, songs, rhymes, stories, role-plays and fun!

Classes start on Saturday 5th September and run for 7 weeks with a second term starting on Saturday 7th November for 6 weeks.
If children are attending both terms the cost is €100.
Pay for both terms up front to be in with a chance to win a free one to one tuition with Rhona.

Please pre-book with Rhona Gomès at 086-8262500 as spaces are limited.
For more information about La Jolie Ronde please visit www.lajolieronde.ie

12 weeks from Saturday 5 September, 2pm - 4pm, €120/€50 conc.

Astronomy for Beginners with Tony O’Hanlon

Part of the celebration of the UN's recognition of 2015 as the International Year of Light, this workshop is a series of lectures and hands-on astronomy.  From recognising the constellations to the latest knowledge of our Universe, the lectures use stunning images and graphics, while weather permitting, nighttime observing with binoculars and a telescope make this a truly fascinating and fun event.  You don't need to have any knowledge to enjoy the experience.

A co-founder of the Shannonside Astronomy Club in 1985, Tony held the post of Secretary for 24 years; and was also a co-founder and primary organizer of the SAC's Whirlpool Star party based in Birr Castle, Co. Offaly, an internationally recognised event.  A former V.P. of the Irish Astronomical Association, he has presented star shows and public outreach activities at Armagh Planetarium. Tony has been fortunate to spend time at large professional observatories around the world.

Suitable for all, adults and children (10yrs +)

Syllabus

  • week 1 - We are but like a grain of sand - our place in the Universe
  • week 2 - Lights in the firmament, each star is different & with a story to tell
  • week 3 - Meet the neighbours - planets, moons, asteroids, comets & meteors
  • week 4 - Ever changing skies - motions of the celestial sphere, eclipses etc
  • week 5 - Celestial matchmakers - double, multiple & clusters of stars
  • week 6 - Regular as clockwork, or not - the fascination of variable stars
  • week 7 - We are born of stardust- interstellar nebulae; gas and dust clouds
  • week 8 - 'Island Universes' - the Milky Way, other galaxies & galaxy clusters
  • week 9 - Stellar Empires - whole new worlds & possibility of life 'out there'
  • week 10 - Reaching for the stars - optics, telescopes, observatories
  • week 11 - Look and you will see - observing celestial objects to their best
  • week 12 - An era of precision cosmology - current knowledge

For further information and booking contact Tony O'Hanlon on 086 8581550 / tylazy@yahoo.ie

Tuesday 27 & Wednesday 28 October, 10am - 1pm or 2pm - 5pm, €40 for 2 days

Brick Flicks Stop Motion Halloween Workshops

Suitable for 8-12 year olds

Another stop motion masterclass from Createschool for serious Brick Flicks enthusiasts. Fine tune your production skills as you create a deadly Halloween themed set, materialise monsters and zombify characters. Loads of tips on lighting, audio, soundscapes, special effects, FPS & more.  Join us - you’d be mad not to - mwah ha ha!