A Dublin school principal is considering whether to allow students to use their lockers
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.
Social distancing a priority as principals face virus challenges (RTÉ)
Previously: ‘Breathing Breaks’
Back to school in France this morning courtesy of a masked teacher
French teachers anxious as schools gradually reopen after Covid-19 lockdow (France24)
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)
At Scoil Chaitriona Cailini on Mask Avenue off the Malahide Road in Coolock, Dublin 5.
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