Laois Schools can now apply for free GIY and innocent drinks Sow & Grow packs

GIY and innocent drinks team up to launch the sixth annual Sow & Grow initiative, a project that will enable 45,000 primary school children across the country to learn how to grow their own food this spring.   Primary schools across Ireland can now apply for a free Sow & Grow pack to be delivered […]

EU funds for Ireland’s Food Dudes

Ireland is to receive €1 309 313 in the latest funding round from the EU’s school Fruit and Vegetables Scheme. In Ireland, this money goes to support the very successful Food Dudes scheme which is rolled out across Irish primary schools and aims to get young children to try new fruits and vegetables. The Scheme […]

Equality in Education Alliance announce permanent record of State illegality

A successful Darwin Day Information Meeting has placed on the public record the illegality practised within the State in the field of education. The Equality in Education Alliance (EEA) are pleased to advise that they have gathered into one on-line location a permanent record of this. Fachtna Roe said: “Every candidate in the forthcoming Election […]

€1.2 million for School Fruit Scheme in Ireland

Over €1.2 million for the School Fruit Scheme in Ireland for the 2015/2016 school year has been agreed by the European Commission today. This current round of funding is 75% financed by the EU and 25% financed by Ireland. The total funding for the scheme across 25 EU Member States is €150 million. With a […]

Students, teachers and schools prepare to do battle – launch of MATHletes Challenge 2015

Entrepreneur, inventor and investor Sean O’Sullivan has kick started MATHletes Challenge 2015, an initiative supported by the Department of Education. Building on the popularity and success of the 2014 pioneering maths tournament, students and schools from all over Ireland now have another opportunity to compete online and face-to-face against their peers for over €20,000 in prizes […]

All-Island Schools Cookery Competition Extended

The search is still on for Ireland’s best future chefs The Restaurants Association of Ireland have partnered with St. Angela’s College, Sligo, to deliver the Fine Dine at Mine All-Island Cookery Competition 2014.  The Fine Dine at Mine cookery competition is open to all students in post-primary schools on the island of Ireland and Youth reach […]

Exploring Irish wetland habitats: EPA launches new schools’ resources

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has launched a new teaching resource to support Post Primary Schools in exploring wetland habitats such as rivers and lakes, turloughs, bogs and fens.   Speaking at the launch, Tadhg O’Mahony, Senior Scientific Officer, EPA said,   “Rich in biodiversity, wetland habitats provide a wide range of benefits and services.  Wetlands have an important […]

Agri Aware continues to educate Irish students about the benefits of healthy eating

Agri Aware, Ireland’s independent agri-food educational body, says healthy eating and knowledge of the farm to fork pathway for Irish students has always been a key message to shape the future eating habits of our country. It follows the news that Britain looks set to incorporate horticulture into its primary school curriculum: Ireland has already […]

2013 Pramerica Spirit of Community Awards to Celebrate Ireland’s Young Volunteers

“There’s No Time Like the Present and No Present Like Time” This week marks the launch of the seventh annual Pramerica Spirit of Community Awards, the only programme of its kind in Ireland that acknowledges the outstanding acts of volunteerism by Ireland’s youth. All second-level students who volunteer in their community, at school or abroad […]

Opportunities for Schools to get funds from Gleo

Foras na Gaeilge would like to remind principals, school teachers and students that the GLEO scheme will run from now until May 31st. If schools want to enter this scheme there are application forms available on the Foras na Gaeilge website at www.gaeilge.ie/gleo. The GLEO scheme, which has been run by Foras na Gaeilge for […]