Book Publisher Puffin is holding an online festival all this week with many fantastic authors reading their books that children love. You can watch the sessions on their Facebook page.
This programme outlines the essential life-saving guidelines that every child needs to know. Every parent is more than qualified to guide their children through this programme and all lessons have been adapted to facilitate home learning.
PAWS is now on the RTE Home School Hub available at: https://www.rte.ie/learn/2020/0513/1138157-learn-skills-that-save-lives-by-becoming-a-paws-hero/
SSE Airtricity and Dublin Zoo have launched The Eco Explorers Club a new online resource platform inform and educate children on the natural world. The Eco Explorers Club is a 10 week course created with the Dublin Zoo Discovery and Learning Team. It will explore five educational topics related to sustainability and the natural world including biodiversity, climate change and pollution. The range of resources, created together with Dublin Zoo’s Discovery and Learning team, is available on The Eco Explorers Club hub.
Coding Ireland have launched their sixth challenge. Remember there is a beginners and advanced challenge. You can access challenges at: https://www.codingireland.ie/WeeklyChallenge
Athletics Ireland have launched a six week programme Little Athletics Programme. The Little Athletics video series is a step by step progressive introduction for Children (5-10yrs) to the ABC Programme. (Agility,Balance ,Co-ordination).
This Friday, Team Ireland will join RTE’s Home School Hub to bring you the ultimate school sports day in your own home!
Next week RTÉ Home School Hub Olympics will feature interviews, activities and challenges with Olympians Thomas Barr, Shane O’Donoghue and Claire Lambe, World Champion Boxer Kellie Harrington, and Paralympian Greta Streimikyte.
Ireland’s Rocks is running Times Tables Rock Stars from the 15th to 18th June. There will be lots of prizes up for grabs! If you are not a subscriber you can sign up for free during the lockdown at: www.ttrockstars.com/page/irelandrocks2020
Team Limerick Clean-Up (TLC) has launched a competition to coincide with International Biodiversity day. TLC is asking families and individuals to submit photos of nature in its element in their garden or local green. This could be as simple as birds, animals, insects, plants, trees.
To enter the competition, people are should follow the Team Limerick Clean-Up Facebook page or Instagram account (@teamlimerickcleanup) and post their photos using the hashtag #BiodiversityTLC and tag Team Limerick Clean-Up. More details about the competition is available at: https://www.ilovelimerick.ie/international-biodiversity-day/
Today is World Bee Day. I am attaching a lovely video shared by the Tidy Towns on how to build a Bee Hotel. This is a fabulous activity that I am sure children will enjoy!