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Nov 13, 2021

The NCCA are currently doing consultations on the plans for the new curriculum. I have major issues with the draft and I want to talk about them!


Apr 30, 2021

In my first school it cost us 7c per page to photocopy a black and white sheet. It taught me to try and not use the photocopier very often and when I moved to a different school where there were no limits of copying, I took some of the lessons I learned about not using worksheets, and rarely used the machine. In this...


Mar 5, 2021

Ireland has a long, proud history of drama. Drama is the only literary arts subject in the primary curriculum that is a subject in its own right. Poetry has to resolve itself as a very minor player in the English language curriculum. The UK curriculum has long since absorbed the subject of Drama into its English...


Feb 25, 2021

If there’s one way to rouse the inner nationalist in any citizen of this country, it’s to bring up the subject of Gaeilge in schools. The most laid back, chilled out, horizontal, mellow, easy-going person will suddenly rise up, turn greener than emeralds, pump his chest and stick fadas on every vowel in his name...


Dec 3, 2020

Back in my day, the only way we learned our tables was by learning them off by heart. The motivation of doing so was to avoid being humiliated by your teacher and class. Some of you are old enough to remember games like the “Stand Up, Sit down” game where the goal is to remain standing by answering a maths fact....