Grow from Seeds

Grow from Seeds Summer CourseIntercultural Education in Primary Schools

Summer Course for Primary School Teachers*

*This course is approved for EPV days by the Department of Education and Skills and is fully funded by Erasmus Plus – Free for Primary School Teachers. 

Dates: 1st – 5th July 2019 or 19th – 23rd August 2019

Time: 11.00 am – 4.00 pm

Location: The LAB Gallery | 1 Foley St Dublin 1 | D01 WA07

Fee: Free

The Grow from Seeds summer course aims to provide high-quality learning opportunities tailored to meet the needs of (second to sixth class) teachers and pupils of primary schools. The Grow from Seeds project intends to provide a programme designed to foster intercultural dialogue in Primary Schools recognising European Parliament priorities to address anti-social behaviour through social cohesion and inclusion, active citizenship and the empowerment and participation of pupils. The programme supports the Guidelines of Intercultural Education in Primary School and the Yellow Flag Programme. The objectives are in line with and complement both the Drama and SPHE curriculum.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Learn how to use Grow from Seeds as a drama tool to explore feelings, knowledge and ideas, leading to an understanding of intercultural education
  • Explore the benefits of Grow from Seeds as a cross-curricular teaching tool, in particular, its use within the context of the SPHE curriculum (Myself and the wider
    world) and strand unit “ Developing Citizenship”
  • Learn how Grow from Seeds can involve the wider community in an intercultural approach
  • Acquire a broad range of drama strategies and techniques for use in the classroom
  • Learn how to use drama with their students to develop practical and precise interventions, gaining particular expertise with how to handle the theme of social inclusion
  • Be able to use acquired knowledge towards the development of aspects of the individual, including creative, emotional, moral, aesthetic and social behaviours
  • Engage in collaborative and reflective practice
  • Become familiar with the six-step-process and evaluation themes outlined in School Self-Evaluation, Guidelines for Primary Schools (2012), and with the overall content of that document
  • Reflect on how they can self-evaluate in relation to the teaching and learning of Grow from Seeds in their classrooms with particular reference to the above


  • Drama
  • SPHE

To book on to our Grow from Seeds summer course, or for further information, contact our Educate Coordinator, Dr. Anna Kadzik-Bartoszewska, at or call 01 – 6799277 Ext: 17.