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TV programmes with a learning focus 16 - 22 April



Creedon's Weather: Four Seasons in One Day

RTE One    Wednesday, 20:00 - 21.00  

Repeat. John Creedon ends his journey to discover all he can about Irish weather as he goes behind the scenes at Met Eireann, and is challenged to present the forecast live on air.

Madrai na nGael

RTÉ One   Thursday ,  19.00 - 20:00

The Setters of Ireland have a reputation for being the best gundogs in the world. This episode looks at their remarkable history and follows them to work in the country's bogs.

Have a look at the recently added Scoilnet short course resources for 'Caring for Animals' available here.

What Are You Eating?

RTÉ One     Thursday,  20.30 - 21:30

Last in the series. Philip Boucher-Hayes examines the food waste problem, challenging a family to reduce how much they throw away and road-testing meal kits. He also finds out how Sunday's roast can be Monday's stock and hears about offal, now largely ignored, which was once the most fashionable meat to eat.

National Treasures

RTÉ ONE  Sunday, 18:30 - 19.30

John Creedon presents the show from Dublin's CHQ building, where discoveries include a Bosco mug and some bones that may have belonged to St Peter and St Paul.

Project idea - Engage with the Scoilnet project and set your class up with their own personalised online space to document their folklore project.

Lessons to Accompany Clips from TV programmes.

   Building Ireland - Educational Material

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.

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