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Primary Students

February 11, 2016
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Hands on Experience!
Educationally Stimulating! Great Craic!

Packages can be tailored to suit – Primary Schools age 9 upwards –

School Tour of the Toy Soldier Factory Visitor Center in Kilnamartyra Village in Cork.

€7 Package.

Includes:

  • Watch closely as a Tin Soldier is cast in real metal right before your eyes,
  • See the step by step demonstration,
  • Meet the mould maker who shows you the mould making process,
  • A student from each group is asked to spin a figurine.
  • Students get to see how our products are blister packed.
  • Learn about the history of the “Prince August” brand.
  • See what the future holds for you with our latest interactive activity ‘Casting in Water’. Each student partakes in this activity.

TOUR TAKES 1 hour and 45 mins.

Minimum of 12 Students

Maximum 65 Students

€10 Package.

Casting and Painting Workshops: Come in the morning or afternoon. Spend 3 hours in our workshop section. Students ages 9+ will enjoy casting and painting miniatures. The figures come in a range of styles and sizes. No experience required! The novice painter gets help from our experienced and friendly staff who are happy to explain the process.

Minimum of 12 Students

Maximum 30 Students

We are unable to take more than 30 students for the Make & Paint workshops due to the size of the painting area.

  • Watch closely as a Tin Soldier is cast in real metal right before your eyes.
  • Each student gets to cast a figurine.
  • Trim the casting.
  • Paint the figure.
  • Each student takes their master piece home with them.
  • Each student partakes in this activity.

What can you create?

  • Soldiers from different countries and times can be chosen to stimulate historical interest like Irish Wild Geese period (17th Century).
  • Keepsake fairies, ballerina & cute hearts,
  • Christmas decorations & teddy bears,
  • Gifts for Mum, Dad, teachers, weddings, Christmas and more.
  • Personalised fridge magnets.

New: SCHOOL’S HISTORY TRIP TO THE BATTLE OF WATERLOO EXHIBIT.

€10 Package.

Includes: €7.00 for an extensive tour of the factory and for just an extra €3.00 they receive a guided tour of the Battle of Waterloo Exhibit.

200th year anniversary 1815-2015.

On the 18th June 1815, over rolling countryside between two ridges 11 miles south of Brussels, the entire course of European history changed. On the Battlefield at Waterloo, the tactical skill and staying power of the IRISH BORN The Duke of Wellington opposed Napoleon Bonaparte’s brilliance, in an effort to decide the providence of Europe.
If you have never been to Waterloo, or indeed to any battlefield there’s no fear as the Toy Soldier Factory will be displaying Phase 1 of the World’s Largest Battle scene of “The Battle of Waterloo” huge Diorama totalling 26 x 13 feet (8×4 Metres) in size, houses 15,000 hand cast and hand painted figures.

Did you know it has been estimated that anything up to 30-40% of the army which defeated Napoleon at the battle of Waterloo were Irish.

The benefits of a guided tour.

Our expert guides will bring the sites to life for your students, they will:

  • Understand why the battle is still remembered 200 years on,
  • Explore how earlier battles and wars contributed to the battle plans and tactics,
  • Examine the leadership of the Dublin born Duke of Wellington,
  • Click here to learn more about the Exhibit.

Minimum of 12 Students

Maximum 65 Students

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