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The garda station dramatic play

Children just love the responsibility that comes with role-playing a Garda. When they dress up in one of our authentic Garda Síochána costumes they transform into the persona of a Garda, maybe someone they know or have met out in the community or maybe a relative or family friend. They take on the mannerisms, posture, and language of a member of An Garda Síochána and they take their duties very seriously. 

Whether they are working at the station or out and about on traffic duty this free printable resource will make their dramatic play time all the more engaging. You can set up a public reception area or even an interview room with the A4 room posters. If they are investigating a crime they can take fingerprints on the cards included in the pack. They might need a checkpoint sign or perhaps their Garda station wall should have some wanted posters up so everyone can be on the lookout for known criminals. 

Whatever scenario your little Garda wants to play out this free resource will support their learning with vocabulary cards, room signs, and lots of writing opportunities. You can quickly create a print-rich environment with lots of contextual language learning potential for your little Garda. 

If you are setting up a Garda station in your classroom, this printable Garda Station pack is perfect to use as part of an Aistear, supporting playful learning as children engage with their community and become responsible citizens in their own right.  

What is included

* “Welcome to the Garda Station” banner
* Large format theme poster
* Character trait cards
* Flashcards
* Traffic signs
* Registration plates
* Fingerprint cards
* Footprints
* Wall posters
* Incident forms
* Name badges
* Qualification certificate

30 pages of printable resources

The Garda Station pdf

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