Fun educational Workshops immerse children in the natural world. Move the classroom outside. Let your students become woodland nature detectives. Allow your class to explore an aquatic habitat, hunt for minibeasts and discover the wonder and freedom that can only be found in the wide outdoors. Take a look at our primary schools brochure here. Download
In a generation the frequency, duration and quality of an Irish child’s outdoor life has decreased dramatically. Studies have shown how time spent in the natural world can help physical and emotional fitness; stimulate intelligence and creativity. To find out more, take a look at Children and the Outdoors by the Heritage Council. Take a look at the workshops!
Wonderful teaching and learning resources based on Emo Court have been developed by Laois Education Centre . These resources are designed to offer suggestions for work in English, History, Art and much much more.
Taking part in a workshop to study the natural world is only one aspect of a visit to Emo Court. Its rich history awaits too. Why not take in a tour of the house while you’re here? School groups with their teachers are admitted free of charge. For more information on Emo Court.
The entrance to Emo Court is in Emo village. Emo is 3 km from the M7 Dublin – Cork/Limerick motorway. It is 11 km north of Portlaoise and 7 km south of Portarlington. Both towns have railway stations.