Our 2022 After School Activities Guide

After school activities benefit your child in ways that might surprise you.

According to a recent study, children who participate in extra-curricular activities are more engaged in and have a better attitude about learning; performing better academically and enjoying an increased sense of accomplishment, competence and self-esteem. Other benefits include increased motivation, critical thinking and creativity so enrolling them in after school activities is a no-brainer really!

The start of a new school year is the perfect time to start a new class or a new hobby.

Childhood hobbies might even grow into lifelong passions or inspire future career paths – who knows where their hobby might lead…

Top tips:

Follow their interests – what makes them smile?

Chat often – do they still enjoy the class? Are they making friends?

Try not to force your classes on your child.

Junior Einsteins Science Club

Everything they do at Junior Einsteins Science Club is because they are passionate about bringing STEM to young children in a fun filled high energy way. They inspire them to use their imaginations, make a mess, explore and discover. They do this through fantastic interactive experiments from Slimy Slime where children learn about long chain polymerisation and Non-Newtonian fluids. A Barbie Doll gets a hair raising experience on a Van Der Graaf generator while children learn about voltage and current. Lighting a light sabre with a plasma ball they learn how electricity flows! They inspire their ‘Junior Einsteins to explore a broad range of STEM subjects learning by doing; Fossil making, Forensics, Arctic Animal Adaptations, Classification of Life, Rocket Races, Bug Hunts, Illusions and how cartoons are made, Geology and Volcanoes, Bernoulli’s effect and how planes fly, marine biology, quantum physics using Nerf guns.  Chemistry ;  PH Purple Power & Exothermic reactions making elephant’s toothpaste, coke & Mentos Geysers, Magnets, Light, Anatomy ,Giant Smoke Cannons, Engineering, covering STEM & STEAM areas. Learning through tons of fun! Children wear Lab coats and goggles! LOTS of OUTDOOR Fun !

They teach children ‘How to Think, not What to think ‘, best preparing them for our ever changing world. They hope their ‘Junior Einsteins’ will build their love of Science in Primary School and choose science as a subject in secondary school and on to third level. The world needs more scientists !

Junior Einsteins brings STEM to children through Science Parties, After-School Science Clubs, Science Workshops &  Science Shows, Science Hallowe’en, Easter & Summer Camps, Science Corporate Events, and Science Family Events & Festivals.

They currently cover the areas of Dublin, North Wicklow, Wexford, Meath, Westmeath  Carlow,  Kildare Kilkenny and Waterford. www.junioreinsteinsscienceclub.com

Dun Laoghaire School of Music 

Children’s World of Music are fun classes especially designed for children between 3 – 7 years of age. Children learn and are involved in the whole world of music. They learn to read and clap rhythms, speak music vocabulary and sing, dance, act and play to the music of Beethoven, Tchaikovsky and other greats. 

There are ear and aural training games, percussion instruments and lots of catchy action songs. There are also opportunities for concert performances during the year and small intimate music displays for parents, grandparents and friends. 

For further information please email dlsofm@gmail.com or contact Catherine on 087 2373739


Why not give your child the gift of another language. Lingotot classes and camps are designed to offer an early positive association to languages by introducing them in a relaxed environment through activities children already love.  

The method of learning is based on language acquisition theory -  games , songs, stories, crafts and drama. they are also proud to provide their older learners with the necessary tools to feel confident before secondary school. Lingotot would 

 love to talk to you or your school. For further information on all classes and camps you can contact Sofia on  086-0452680 

E :southdublin@lingotot.com www.lingotot.com/ie/centre/south-dublin

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Learn Spanish Ireland- Spanish School Rathfarnham

At Learn Spanish Ireland they offer Spanish grinds and Spanish classes for children, adults and families learning together. This year they  will also be offering German, French and Chinese lessons. The classes with native experienced tutors are tailored to the students and also fun and entertaining because the best way to learn is to have fun! Classes are age appropriate for children from 5 years old and they use plenty of interactive materials.  Led by Karmele, who is an experienced tutor that has been working in Dublin South with adults and secondary school students for many years and has now expanded  her team to continue with this tradition of excellence in one to one classes. 

Tel : 086 3032100 www.learnspanish.ie

Alliance Française  

Give your children a head start by learning a foreign language and opening up to a different culture!

Alliance Française Dublin has a 60-year experience in teaching French and belongs to a world-wide network established since 1883. Ideally located in the heart of the city centre in a famous listed building overlooking Trinity College, Alliance Française Dublin offers a Language Centre, a Cultural Centre, a French Library, a Gallery and the French Café-Restaurant Chez Max.

Group courses, workshops, private tuition, school holiday camps, and other cultural activities are offered, onsite or online, throughout the year for toddlers, children and teenagers of all levels! Alliance Française Dublin is also uniquely placed to provide Primary & Secondary Schools with French language training and activities during school hours or after-school.

Open day on Saturday 17th September from 9.30am to 5pm.

1 Kildare Street, Dublin 2

(+353) 1 676 17 32 / www.alliance-francaise.ie

Cherry Art SCHOOL

Cherry Art School  Mount Merrion and Booterstown

At Cherry Art School they teach academic arts in a fun and interactive way, letting children develop their own creative thinking  from early years. Working in small groups allows them to pay attention to each student and grow their individual creativity. Their goal is to keep students open-minded and support a growth mindset. They strongly believe that art helps children to become adults with vision. At Cherry Art School, students discover secrets of colour, shapes, forms, textures, and space. Looking at the world with their eyes wide open, our students learn to choose the right artistic tools for expressing their ideas in beautiful masterpieces.Suitable for Ages 6-12 years.  For more see www.cherryart.ie