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Nippy, in fairness.


Via Kerry Louise Bray on Telegram:

I was in town [Dublin] yesterday, met someone I know who is a Special needs Assitant and he told me the kids are all sitting in their jackets during class because they have to keep windows open to stop the transmission of the virus.

Our government cares so much about our youth it didn’t even think of investing in ventilation…

So they are sat in classrooms freezing their butts off with windows open and having to wear masks 7- 8 hrs a day…

We can still go to the bar though and not have to wear a mask.

Maybe we should move the kids into bars…. and let them do classes from there. Would make about as much sense as this governments regulations


This morning.

Mother of Divine Grace primary school, Ballygall, Dublin.

Pupils return for the first time since the Christmas holiday. The Irish National Teachers Organisation (INTO) has warned that thousands of teachers will be absent today, and that some students will have to engage in remote learning.

Schools reopen amid concerns about absences (RTE)

Leah Farrell/RollingNews

A Dublin school principal is considering whether to allow students to use their lockers

This morning.

Further to ‘breathing breaks‘…

….RTÉ’s Today with Sarah McInerney:

Principal of Coláiste Bríde in Clondalkin in Dublin Marie-Thérèse Kilmartin said physical distancing, movement breaks for pupils and staff and well-ventilated classrooms are “vital”.

She said her school is considering whether to allow students to use their lockers, because if they are in use students will each be responsible for wiping down the “high-touch” surfaces.

Ms Kilmartin said the school plans to spend time re-educating students on the symptoms of Covid-19, the use of face coverings, and good hand hygiene and coughing and sneezing etiquette.

She urged parents to support teachers in ensuring children and young people “come back to becoming aware of their physical distance with others“.

Principal of Scoil Naomh Bríd in Ballyconnell, Co Cavan, Terence Reynolds explained that his school will implement staggered lunch breaks for students and staff, “where half will be on the yard and half of the staff will be in the staff room,” he said.

Good times.

Social distancing a priority as principals face virus challenges (RTÉ)

Previously: ‘Breathing Breaks’

This morning.

Via RTÉ News:

RTÉ is planning to broadcast an hour of ‘school on TV’ to support children and their parents at home.

It is part of a cross-platform teaching initiative that is being pulled together by RTÉ at short notice with the support of the Department of Education.

It is hoped that the one-hour programme will begin on Monday 30 March. It will run from 11am to 12pm, Monday to Friday on RTÉ2, with a shorter “catch-up” segment later in the afternoon. It will be aimed particularly at children in 1st to 6th class.

RTÉ to launch ‘school on TV’ teaching initiative (RTÉ)


This morning.

At Scoil Chaitriona Cailini on Mask Avenue off the Malahide Road in Coolock, Dublin 5.

RTÉ reports:

Dublin Fire Brigade crews are tending to a substantial fire at a primary school in Coolock in Dublin.

A local resident reported seeing smoke at Scoil Chaitríona Cailíní, which is located off the Malahide Road near Mask Avenue, around 6.10am.

The fire is reported to be substantial and six fire tenders are at the scene, including a specialist unit.

One local resident has been taken to hospital as a precaution as a result of smoke inhalation.

Fire crews battling blaze at Dublin school (RTE)

Pics via Brian Fairbrother and Dublin Fire Brigade