The Irish Wildlife Trust host Premier Screening

The Irish Wildlife Trust would like to invite you to the premier screening of the film “PLAY AGAIN” to launch our new ‘Primary School Adventures’ Programme for primary schools. On the 10th of March at 6.30pm at the Lighthouse Cinema in Smithfield. 

Admission is €9 for adults /€7.50 concession.  This includes a reception on arrival and discussion panel after the film with renowned educator Paddy Madden M.A., (Marino Institute), Wildlife Artist Gordon D’Arcy and Sarah O’Malley B.A. (Environmental Education Researcher, UCG).

Contact the Light House Cinema Box Office at 01- 8797601 to reserve your ticket.

The Irish Wildlife Trust is raising awareness about how vital a connection to nature is for children today.   Studies have shown that children who have regular contact with nature, achieve better in school, are more resilient, creative, and happier people.  To encourage and assist teachers in bringing children outside into nature; the Irish Wildlife Trust have developed a unique programme of adventures.   They have been designed by experts in environmental education to enhance learning experiences.   The full programme can be viewed at www.iwt.ie and schools can book a single adventure or become a Badger School by signing up for the whole year at a fantastic introductory offer of €300.   As a Badger School, they will receive:

·        Two copies of our award-winning quarterly magazine ‘Irish Wildlife’

·        A Badger Club magazine for every classroom

·        Two half-day Primary School Adventures

·        A free talk on wildlife and the Irish Wildlife Trust, for the whole school

To launch our Primary School Adventure Programme, we have brought the award winning film “PLAY AGAIN” to Ireland.   This will be the first time this unique film has been shown in Ireland.  This is a great opportunity for anyone interested in education, nature or our society in general to understand some of the challenges facing today’s youth.

“PLAY AGAIN” is told through the voices of children and leading experts including Journalist Richard Louv, Sociologist Juliet Schor, Environmental Writer Bill Mckibben, Educators Diane Levin and Nancy Carlsson-Paige, and Geneticist David Suzuki, PLAY AGAIN investigates “what are the consequences of a childhood removed from nature?” footnote for quote and encourages action for a sustainable future.

The average British child spends over five and half hours in front of TV, not including time spent on the Internet, video games and phones. This is twice the amount of time spent in schools during a year.  With children spending over 80% of their lives in front of screens, indoors, living in a virtual world, this film asks what are the consequences of growing up in this environment.

“What they do not know, they will not protect and what they do not protect, they will lose.” – Charles Jordan, PLAY AGAIN