Prepare Your Child For Reading Lecture

Alice Quinn, education consultant, will present a free lecture entitled “What you can do to prepare your child for reading and other essential life skills” at Oakhill School, Foxrock, Co Dublin on Tuesday, April 28th at 8pm. The lecture will look at the importance of developing the right habits and skills in early childhood and is part of a series of lectures taking part in the school. For further information tel: 01-2950530 or e-mail:

Leaving Cert English Podcasts

The English department at St Columba’s College in Dublin is producing weekly revision podcasts on William Shakespeare’s Macbeth leading up to the Leaving Certificate. Listen at or under “SCC English” on iTunes.

CIT Lecture Series on Climate Change

Cork Institute of Technology hosts the 2009 Siemens Lecture Series during the month of May, featuring a series of topics relating to climate change. The lectures take place on Wednesday, May 6th, 13th, 20th and 27th from 1pm to 2pm in the IT Building, CIT Bishopstown Campus. The lectures are free and open to the public.

Tom Bean will give the first lecture on climate change, on May 6th in IT3. The second lecture, The Business of Climate Change, is by David Korowicz and takes place on May 13th in IT3. The third, The Engineering Challenge of Climate Change, will be given by Owenroe Lemass on May 20th in IT1. The final lecture on May 27th, in IT1, is on “Climate Change and the Psychology of Risk and Response” by Mark Rutledge. For further information e-mail:

Special Educational Needs and the Law Training Courses

A one-day training course – “Special Educational Needs and the Law” – will be held in Galway on Saturday, May 9th at Days Hotel and in Dublin at The Mount Herbert Hotel on Saturday, May 16th. The course will be of interest to primary and second-level teachers, members of boards of management, psychologists, health professionals, parents and representatives of relevant organisations. Fees apply. for details tel: 087-9634832 or e-mail:

Introduction to University Programme for Second-Level Students at UL

The University of Limerick is offering second-level students a four-day summer Introduction to University Programme (IUP) designed to help them decide between the range of career and third-level course options and also to experience college life.

This year, two four-day week programmes are being offered, from June 15th to 18th or June 22nd to 25th. For information check or contact, University of Limerick. Tel: 061 - 213059. E-mail:

Radio for Primary School Children

Dublin’s Irish Language radio station, Raidió na Life 106.4FM, is broadcasting a radio series for children hosted by primary school student Joshua Kieran Glennon. Raidio na nÓg is a 10-part series funded by the BCI sound and vision scheme. The series is on Wednesdays at 6.30pm. The show will also be available to download as a podcast in the classroom from

The series features views from primary school children, covering issues such as cutbacks to pocket money, most embarrassing classroom moments, advice for An Taoiseach and undercover reports on what really happens in the teacher’s staff room. The show includes music and travel reports, comedy sketch shows, work experience with a twist and Rap songs as Gaeilge.

MA in Visual Arts Education at NCAD

A new taught two-year programme at the NCAD, the course focuses on educational leadership in the arts, incorporating arts-led curriculum planning and community participation. It will be delivered mainly over two evenings per week and is aimed mainly at professional arts educators. For further information and an application form contact the NCAD admissions office. E-mail: The closing date is May 15th.

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