Charlotte Mitchell (11) and Aoife Galvin (11) playing checkers at Rathdown Junior School, Glenageary . Photograph: Eric Luke

Two studious-looking third-class pupils are sitting in the reception area of Rathdown Junior School. Their heads are down over a hexagonal board an(...)

Once upon a time, long long ago, there was a Great Phoenix called Flame. She lived in the jungle. It was called the Fire Forest.Flame’s best friend wa(...)