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TV programmes with a learning focus: 20 - 26 April

Ear to the Ground

RTÉ One  Wednesday, 19.30 - 20.00

Helen Carroll heads to Co Laois to meet the Brickleys and their herd of Austrian Fleckvieh cows, which are suitable for both milk and meat production.

Classroom Resource:

Learn the different breeds of animals on the LC Ag Science specification using a breed identification game.

The Burren: Heart of Stone

RTÉ Two   Thursday, 19.00 - 20.00

Using contemporary archaeological techniques and research, the film follows the three distinct populations that lived in Ireland in prehistoric times.

Classroom Resources:

Inform students about archaeology in an interactive way using the Archaeology in the Classroom resource pack.

Crainn na hÉireann

RTÉ One   Sunday, 17.10 - 17.40

Examines the native trees of Ireland like the ash and the hawthorn. The programme also explores the steps being taken to combat ash dieback disease.

Classroom Activities: 

Use the free Tree ID app for Android and iPhone from Woodland Trust to identify the UK and Ireland's native and non-native trees.

Irish Paint Magic

TG4  Monday, 17.35 - 18.05

Capture the mood colour and feeling of a frosty day on canvas with David Willis.

Classroom Resources: 

Examine the relationships between different colours on the colour wheel and discover the difference between a primary, secondary, and tertiary colour using Aoife Ní Cheallaigh's presentation.

Home School Hub is back to help keep everyone busy and engaged with learning over the new lockdown. It will air every weekday, for two hours from 10am on RTÉ2 starting this Monday, 11 January.

Tá TG4 chun sraith nua de Cúla4 ar Scoil a chraoladh ón Luan 18 Eanáir 2021 de bharr cinneadh an Rialtais go bhfanfaidh gach bunscoil dúnta go dtí deireadh Mí Eanáir faoi shrianta Covid-19. Craolfar an tsraith ón Luan go Déardaoin ag 10am agus beidh athchraoladh den chlár gach lá ag 4pm. Is féidir breathnú ar na cláracha ar cula4.com nó ar TG4.ie agus tá ceachtanna ar fáil ar youtube Cúla4. Físeáin Eile


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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