Reflective Student Walks
Reflective Student Walks with Pius in the Burren, Cliffs of Moher Geopark, on Inisheer and other locations around Clare are tailor made to suit all students at 2nd level schools, and in particular Transition Year, 5th and 6th Year students.
The walks are adapted from the Inspirational Walks and tailored to suit students.
Students are enabled to reconnect with nature, tap into the spirituality of the landscape and connect with their surroundings through walking and exercise.
Active participation by all students in rituals based on the four elements; earth, water, air and fire, walking with an intention and silent walking are integral parts of the day’s outing.
Where appropriate story, folklore, poetry and simple circle dance are included.
The walks are offered in a variety of remote, tranquil locations and teachers are consulted with regard to choice of walk location.
The months most suitable for walks are September, October, March, April and May.
Walks are generally 5km and last about 4 hours, over easy terrain, along a walking trail.
Large groups of up to 30 students can be catered for. Contact Pius to make arrangements.
A Reflective Student Walk includes a 45 minute attunement visit to the school, a few days in advance of the walk. At this visit a few exercises such as meditation, reflective poetry and exercise are practiced. All exercises are designed to encourage the students to get the most from the upcoming walk.
This walk may also suit senior classes in Primary School, particularly students in 6th class.