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TV programmes with a learning focus  27 Sept - 01 Oct

What Planet Are You On?

RTÉ One  Sunday, 18.30 - 19:00

To reduce their water consumption, the McNamaras from Co Limerick are stop-watching their shower times, while dad Barry starts logging toilet flushes on a spreadsheet. With five children in the house, have they gone too far?

The Secret History of Writing

BBC Four   Monday, 21.00 - 22:00

Lydia Wilson examines the changing technology of writing through the centuries, looking at how it has shaped the course of history and been a factor in the rise and fall of empires

Eco Eye

RTÉ Onw   Wednesday, 19:30 - 20:00 

Anja Murray investigates the state of migratory fish in Irish waters, including the inland barriers to migration that are contributing to the collapsing population of salmon, European eels, and lamprey. She'll also explore conservation efforts and workable solutions to these problems

The Next Normal

RTÉ One  Thursday, 21:35 - 22:35 

The results of a national poll to reflect people's feelings six months into the Covid-19 crisis, covering areas such as mental and physical health, economy, finances and family


Lessons to Accompany Clips from Programmes.


Scoilnet has collaborated with the RTÉ Archives to bring together a collection of resources that relate directly to the Irish Curriculum. The archives provide an array of primary sources which students can use to hone their skills such as working as a historian, analysing evidence and developing an understanding of change and continuity.




Building Ireland was a TV series broadcast on RTÉ that explored how Ireland's great building and engineering achievements came to be, and their impact on the development of Irish towns and cities.

The makers of the series, Esras Films, have made 18 short video clips from the programmes available to Scoilnet and subject editors have developed curriculum-focused lessons around the clips.


Aviator Lady Mary Heath (Illustration: Sean Branigan)

Herstory, the Irish women's storytelling movement, in partnership with RTÉ, has announced the Herstory 20/20 Project - an ambitious storytelling platform devoted to uncovering forgotten but fascinating women's stories from history, mythology and contemporary culture.

Lesson plans are available in the form of a Herstory Treasure Hunt, with exercises that help children and young people to uncover lost heroines and awaken their own inner heroines or heroes. Plus, there’s a special exercise around the heroines of the Northern Irish Peace Process who will be honoured at the forthcoming 2020 Herstory Light Festival.


The RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra proudly presents Music In the Classroom, its hugely popular series of tailor-made concerts for primary and second level music students, live at the National Concert Hall.
RTÉ will be live-streaming one concert in each of the series (music for primary schools, music for Junior Cert & music for Leaving Cert) via RTÉ Culture

For Leaving Certificate students, Tom Redmond presents a step-by-step guide to Tchaikovsky’s Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture, highlighting key themes and sections, with excerpts, and concluding with a full performance by the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra.


RTÉ has partnered with Junior Cycle for Teachers (JCT) to bring radio documentaries into the classrooms around Ireland. Targeted at 12-15yr olds, the aim of this partnership is to educate students in literacy skills - and encourage a critical ear to radio. Each radio documentary is accompanied by a worksheet to enable both students and teachers to analyse, discuss and utilise these radio documentaries.


The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) has partnered with RTÉ Learn to bring media into junior cycle  classrooms. The teacher resource guide supports the delivery of the new Junior Cycle English and Science curricula. The materials are based around the successful TV programme ‘Tommy Bowe’s Body Check’ which was produced by Indiepics.


RTÉ Radio na Gaeltachta (2015) six part series that focused on various areas of the Higher Level Irish language exam - the oral exam, poetry, prose pieces and descriptions of the pictures. 



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