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Poetry Day Resources

by admin on 22/04/2017

Poetry Day Ireland, a national celebration of poetry and poets, takes place this Thursday 27th April. With the theme of “Poetry Connects“, schools are encouraged to get pupils reading, performing and composing poetry.

Seomra Ranga has some poetry resources to help get pupils composing their own poetry on the day: [click to continue…]

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Poetry Day Ireland

by admin on 20/04/2017

Poetry Day Ireland is a major one-day festival of Irish poets and poetry at home and abroad. This year Poetry Day Ireland takes place on Thursday 27 April and the theme for the 2017 event is “Poetry Connects“. Events will be taking place all over the country on this day to celebrate poets and poetry. [click to continue…]

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Book Review: The Little Black Sheep

by admin on 19/04/2017

I reviewed “The Little Black Sheep” by Elizabeth Shaw. I enjoyed reading it very much. It would appeal to children in First and Second class. It might be a bit easy for older children – it didn’t take me long to read it. It was an interesting story and the illustrations stood out and added to the story. I found it easy to read. [click to continue…]

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Book Review: Time After Time

by admin on 12/04/2017

Summary

This book is about Molly and Beth, two 12 year old girls who are best friends. They go through a doorway and accidentally travel back in time to July 1984! Beth decides that she has to go and meet her mum who died when Beth was a baby. Together Molly and Beth go on an adventure to find Beth’s mum. [click to continue…]

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CESI Conference Revisited

by admin on 19/03/2017

A very successful CESI (Computers in Education Society of Ireland) Conference was recently held in Dublin. “Making Connections – Transformation Through Technology and Teamwork” was the theme of the conference. The Regency Hotel was the venue on Friday night for the CESI Teach-Meet where there was a great variety [click to continue…]

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Book Review: The Clubhouse Mystery

March 9, 2017

This fun adventure by Erika McGann was reviewed by our Third Class pupils. The story is about a girl called Cass and her friends, Nick and Lex. To escape her annoying younger twins, Cass sets up a club and they build a fort.

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Book Review: The Making of Mollie

January 13, 2017

This book was about a girl called Mollie and her friend Nora. Mollie has an ordinary life until she discovers that her sister, Phyllis, is a suffragette. Mollie’s world changes in ways she couldn’t have imagined as she discovers the lengths that women have to go to for their basic human rights.

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Rights Sparks Workshops From Amnesty Ireland

January 12, 2017

Amnesty International Ireland run an Irish Aid funded CPD programme for primary school teachers called Rights Sparks. The Rights Sparks programme provides free CPD workshops to primary school teachers on human rights and development education methodologies which can be integrated into the curriculum.

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Digital Age of Consent

January 7, 2017

I must admit that I wasn’t aware until recently that there existed a notion called the “Digital Age of Consent“. Apparently the European Union will in 2018 enact legislation, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), to determine the age at which providers of online goods and services (eg. gaming platforms and social media apps and websites) […]

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BGE Student Theatre Awards

January 6, 2017

Now in it’s 4th year, the Bord Gáis Energy Student Theatre Awards gives students, teachers and schools a chance to be recognised and rewarded for their participation in the dramatic arts. There are lots of budding actors, singers, dancers, choreographers and writers in schools and this might be their opportunity to shine.

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New ICT Infrastructure Grant To Be Paid

January 3, 2017

The Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton, has announced a new grant for the purchase of ICT infrastructure. Today’s announcement of a €30m investment is the first part of the implementation of the government’s €210m Digital Strategy for Schools 2015-2020, first launched by the previous Minister, Jan O’ Sullivan in November 2015.

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Book Review: Your Precious Life

December 30, 2016

Having previously heard Shane Martin speak at an event, and having been really impressed with his presentation style as well as the message he was delivering, I was really interested when I found out that he was publishing a new book. Having started off his professional life as a secondary school teacher, Shane subsequently trained […]

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Review of the Education Year on Seomra Ranga

December 29, 2016

Now into its ninth year, Seomra Ranga has attempted to keep teachers up to date throughout the year with issues pertaining to the world of education in Ireland, with a special emphasis on primary education, as well as providing lots of educational resources to use in the classroom. The following is a month-by-month summary of some […]

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Looking Back – Looking Forward

December 28, 2016

As is traditional at this time of year, it’s good to take stock of things, assess where you’ve come from and where you are going. It’s only when we look back on our journey to the present can we chart a better course for the future. It’s opportune, therefore, to assess the Seomra Ranga journey.

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#NollaigArScoil Twitter Project Review

December 28, 2016

After the unexpected success of the Hallowe’en Twitter Project (#SamhainArScoil), where so many schools Tweeted about what they were doing in their classrooms on the theme of Hallowe’en, we decided to follow this up with a Christmas-themed Twitter Project: #NollaigArScoil The idea was thrown out there to teachers and schools to join in the project and […]

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