To Children With Love’s Challenger Programme Of Education

Noel speaks to DEBBIE DEEGAN from To Children With Love about the Challenger Programme of Education for children from disadvantaged areas. She talks about the background of To Children With Love in Russia, the idea behind the programme, what they have learned about the disadvantaged areas around Dublin, the keys to giving children their own…

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Radio and TV as Learning Resources Conference

The BAI funded Radio and TV as Learning Resources Conference took place in the Teachers Club, Dublin on Saturday 7th November 2015 . The focus of the conference was on an exchange of views and experiences between media and education practitioners to explore how community media can produce social benefit type content, of a broadly educational nature. Flavia…

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NCBI Friendship Garden Plays Pivotal Social & Employment Roles

Declan Meehan talks to SHARON LYONS of the National Council for the Blind in Ireland (NCBI) about the newly-launched Friendship Garden. The garden is designed to teach people who have become recently blind, or simply wish to learn new skills, how to grow flowers and vegetables. It also plays a pivotal social role for participants…

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A New Journey For Irish Girl Guides

JILLIAN VAN TURNHOUT of the Irish Girl Guides organisation talks about the Journey Programme. The Journey Programme is designed to ensure that we achieve the Irish Girl Guides’ mission “to enable girls and young women to develop to their fullest potential as responsible citizens of the world.” The Journey Programme has three elements in each…

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Circus Skills Open A Whole New World

On Northside Today, Presenter Pat Meehan talks to BEN CARPENTER who is with Dublin Circus Project. Ben is a circus performer and teacher. He found a love of circus while in College studying for his Bachelors of Law. After obtaining his degree, he went on to continue training in juggling and the circus arts at…

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Novels, Plays and Schooldays Plays on Near FM

Producer and presenter DEBBIE HUTCHINSON talks to John Healy about ‘Novels, Plays, and Schooldays’. Novels, Plays and Schooldays is a new nine-part radio series produced by Near fm with financial support from The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland. The series looks at the novels and plays that form part of the Junior and Leaving Certificate English…

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Educate Together on course for further growth

GERRY MCKEVITT of Educate Together tells Pat Meehan about the organisation’s growth over the past four decade. Educate Together was established as a multi-denominational school in the late 1970s. There are now 74 Educate Together schools in Ireland, and two second level schools as well as a new primary school in Bristol in the UK. The multi-denominational,…

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MIC project closing date for applications

Mark Finnegan talks to MARK FLYNN pf MIC. MIC offers ‘portfolio courses to people who have dropped out of formal education. Entrants achieve a Fetac level 5 in anything from Sound Engineering or film-making to web and graphic design. Modules are also being offered now in c ommunications technology. The courses include modules on teamwork…

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Outside Broadcast in St. David’s BNS

In a special edition of Northside Today, Noel talks to the teachers and students of St. David BNS in Artane. Noel firstly speaks to DECLAN CAHILL who is the coordinator of the Bookworms Programme. He talks about the origins and objectives of the programme and his admiration for the staff to encourage students to read and how…

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Green Schools Award 2013 for Coláiste Dhúlaigh

Flavia Mosca reports from the 2013 Green Schools Awards. BILLY CREAVEY, a student at Coláiste Dhúlaigh details his involvement with the project over the past year and his delight at the college receiving a Green Flag. He says that the college has integrated elements of the project into various areas of the curriculum and will…

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The Listen Project – A Place For Youths To Chat

HEIDI BEDELL of the Target Adult Education Centre speaks to John Healy about the launch of the Listen Project. Heidi talks about the history of the centre, the services and courses that they provide, the objection of the project, how people can get involved with the project and the current funding models for community services. Listen Project…

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The YAP Programme: Mentoring for Youths

JOHNNY MEEHA and JENNY NULTY speak to John Healy about the YAP programme, a young programme in Dublin. They talk about the amount of families that the YAP programme works, their work with youths who suffer from mental health, the issue of cyber bullying and how it can be addressed, the positive reports that have…

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