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Wild Teaching – new Resource for Primary School Teachers Published - Officially Launched on October 17th 2018

Date Released: 19 October 2018

Wild Teaching – new resource  for primary school teachers published

A new book called ‘Wild Teaching Cross-curricular Lessons Outdoors for Agoraphobic Teachers’ written by Paul O’Donnell was officially launched on October 17th 2018 by Cllr Suzanne Jamal, Leas Cathaoirleach of Meath County Council at Buvinda House, Meath County Council, Navan. 

The aim of the book is to help teachers to engage primary schools pupils in active, curriculum-based learning outdoors.  Meath County Council, supported by the Heritage Council, published the book through its County Heritage Plan Programme.

 Wild Teaching

Speaking at the launch, School Principal from St. Patrick’s National School, Slane and author, Paul O’Donnell highlighted that ‘the focus of the book is to make teaching outdoors accessible and enjoyable.  Lessons are laid out to be taught in tandem with the seasons beginning in September and finishing in June.  They can be carried out in any school that has some grass and a car park’.


Cllr Jamal congratulated Paul O’Donnell on ‘writing a fantastic book and  providing teachers with the tools and knowledge to explore and learn about their local environment’.


Loreto Guinan, Heritage Officer highlighted that the book was an action of the County Heritage Plan which aims to raise awareness and understanding of our heritage. Loreto said that  ‘Wild Teaching has been made available to all primary schools in the county and will encourage children to develop a love and understanding of nature’.


The book is available at Meath County Council Offices and Libraries or by contacting


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