Free Teacher Training Course – ‘Geology and the Natural Environment’

Bursaries available to provide substitute teacher cover and limited transport.

CCGHT is pleased to announce booking is now open for a free two day teacher training workshop about the geology and natural environment of Northern Ireland. The course is open to twelve post-primary teachers with bursaries available to contribute towards substitute teacher cover and towards participant travel.

These workshops are being delivered by the Causeway Coast and Glens Heritage Trust, in partnership with Geological Survey of Northern Ireland (GSNI).  The aim to enhance the teacher’s understanding and encourage exploration of the geology of their area and demonstrate how Northern Ireland was once connected to places across North West Europe, Canada and Russia.  The courses will cover basic principles of geology, supply each teacher with literature and classroom activities related to the curriculum. It will also provide a basic overview of health and safety for outdoor learning. The workshop is being supported by the Drifting Apart project and is funded through the European Regional Development Fund’s Interreg Vb Northern Periphery and Arctic Region Programme.

The course runs over two school days Wednesday 7th and Thursday 8th March in the Braid Centre, Ballymena. The first day will be classroom based and will be followed on the second day by field visits to relevant sites in the Causeway Coast and Glens area. Lunch and refreshments will be provided on both days.

The workshop aims to give teachers the knowledge and confidence to introduce geology into their classrooms, their everyday teaching.

To register for this fantastic two day workshop please contact Booking for this course operates on a first come basis. Participating schools are required to complete and submit paperwork to receive substitute teacher bursary. Participating teachers are required to complete paperwork to receive travel bursary.



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