Interview with Peter O Mahony, Billy Holland and Duncan Williams of Munster Rugby

On the eve of Féilte, we in YMT meet to strategise and plan for the busy day ahead. This year’s planning had an added bonus – we had a chance meeting with the Munster Rugby team who were staying in the hotel strategising and planning for their big game with Leinster. They kindly gave of their time to answer a few YMT questions and told us about their lives as professional rugby players and in keeping with the spirit of FÉILTE, about some teachers who inspired them. Thanks to Peter, Billy and Duncan 🙂

Denis, Jack, Lorcan, Amy, Roisin, Anna and Cara
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Interview with Showcases at #Feilte – Part 2

Elena and Amy interviewed Maeve Liston who is involved in the Mallow School Project. She told us what the Mallow School Project involved and how it benefits schools.

Amy and Roisin interviewed a teacher and student teacher from Lacken National School. They spoke about their new STEAM room and what their showcase at Feilte was about.

Amy, Cara and Anna interviewed Bertie Callanan at Feilte today. Bertie is a secondary school teacher in St. Marys Nenagh.

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Interview with Mags Amond

Mags Amond is the Code Week Ambassador for Ireland and she spoke to us about Code Week and the plans across Europe for the next two weeks. This Code Week is their fifth anniversary and they will have over 100 events in Ireland. She talked about how people can get involved. To register an event or find out about an event in your area log on to codeweek,.eu

Amy and Anna

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Interview with the Minister for Education and Skills Richard Bruton at Feilte

Today at Feilte Lorcan and Elena had the opportunity to interview Richard Bruton, Minister for Education and Skills. Minister Bruton spoke to us about the Digital Strategy and the new Digital Learning Framework. He gave us an insight into inclusive education in the Junior Cycle and also spoke about coding and Computer Science. The Minister also shared his personal story of his Honours maths teacher.

Lorcan and Elena
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Interview with Rachel Farrell

Denis and Anna spoke to Rachel Farrell at Feilte.  Rachel has recently been appointed to the school of education in UCD. She previously worked in teacher CPD. She spoke about inclusion in teacher education and her greatest hope for the future of education.

Denis and Anna

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Interview with David Leahy at Féilte

Today at Feilte, Lorcan and Elena interviewed David Leahy, the Chief Executive from Galway Roscommon ETB. We talked about Féilte, what inspired him to enter the area of education, his interesting path into teaching and what his ideas are about education in the future.

Elena and Lorcan
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Interview with Paddy Flood at Feilte

Elena and Roisin interviewed Paddy Flood Director of Schools Cavan Monaghan EDucation and Training Board.  Paddy spoke about the importance of inclusive education in schools. He also shared what he thinks is the greatest hope for education in the future.

Elena and Roisin
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Agallamh le Pádraig ó Beaglaoich

Rinneamar agallamh ar Pádraig ó Beaglaoich ag Feilte 2017.  Labhair sé faoi obair COGG agus conas suim a spreagadh sa Gheilge idir dhaoine óga. We interviewed Pádraig ó Beaglaoich at Feilte 2017. He spoke about the work of COGG and how to ignite interest in the Irish language for young people.

Lorcan and Elena

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Interview with Claire O’Brien

Cara and Jack interviewed Claire O’Brien who was involved in a panel discussion on homework at Feilte. She spoke about her experiences as a teacher introducing more creative options around homework with her students.

Cara and Jack

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Interview with Keelin Shanley

Anna and Jack interviewed Keelin Shanley today at #Feilte. Keelin chaired the discussions throughout the day. Anna and Jack asked her about her documentary “Hacked” which addressed the issue of cyber security. She talked to us about how young people should and can be safe on the internet. Finally she remembered a teacher who influenced her during her school years.

Anna and Jack