SPIN AR SCOIL
SPIN AR SCOIL
About SPIN AR SCOIL
(Subject experts include teachers who create, examine and correct Leaving Cert papers for the Dept. of Education, authors of Leaving Cert textbooks and specialist grinds teachers.)
The show follows the journey of four Leaving Cert students across the next eight weeks. Caillum Hedderman (John the Baptist Community College, Hospital Co. Limerick) David Wright (Lucan Community College, Dublin), Sarah Clarke (Castleknock College, Dublin) and Aoife Ní Riain (Laurel Hill Coláiste, Limerick). SPIN AR SCOIL is a unique opportunity for Leaving Cert students to get involved in a weekly live interactive subject special show. To ask questions, voice their opinions and receive feedback!
Weekly subject special resource links shared online and audio podcasted.
Head of Student Counselling at TUS (Ireland's newest Technological University with campuses in Athlone, Limerick, Clonmel, Ennis and Thurles) Treasa Fox speaks about minding your mental health in College. Treasa is lead author on the National Student Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Framework.
This week is all about THE STUDENTS, the voice of the future! Leaving Cert students were the catalyst to start this series and are now aptly closing it out! With little over a week until LC students across the country sit their written exams, we speak with Leaving Cert students David Wright, Caillum Hedderman and Aoife Ní Riain. Reflecting on the highs and the lows along the way, plus the reality that #LeavingCert2021 has finally arrived!
The future is bright!💡 We speak with newly elected ISSU (Irelands secondary students union) leaders who will represent students for the next academic year! "Reform', "Clarity' and "Change' are some of what these bright sparks are advocating for! Listen to TY student Saoirse Exton, 5th years Eoin Connolly, Jack McGinn and Kacper Bogaleski on SPIN Ar Scoil.
Minister Collins is Minister at the Department of Further and Higher Education. He speaks to SPIN exclusively about the predicted CAO points 'boom'. Shares options and advice for students worried about transitioning to third level remotely. His opinion on rent and student accommodation issues for students continuing in Education as well as proposed mental health services and financial aid.
Founder of Career Ahead, CAO Expert and Educational Consultant Mary Lucey share her top tips ahead of the CAO Change Of Mind on May 5. Listen for: -Advice ahead of CAO change of Mind. -Tips on altering your CAO or even changing it entirely -Importance of filling out the CAO form correctly -Ensuring you give yourself every chance/ option
BIMM Music Tutor, Musician and Music Label Manager Jason Byrne chats about music at third level. The advantages of having a degree in Music, Career options for music enthusiasts and why gaining skills and knowledge is essential when it comes to navigating the modern music industry. Plus, a nod to recent BIMM graduates Fontaines DC and why a Grammy nomination isn't unattainable!
Practical exams and Orals are complete, Date for CAO change of mind is on the horizon and students are on the final countdown to their written Leaving Cert exams! This week one of SPIN's favourite subjects is up for discussion... MUSIC! Music State Examiner and Teacher Ciara Gold, looks ahead to the written Music exam in June, Ciara has some top tips for students ahead of the exam and how they can best maximise their results.
At this point students are on the final countdown, following the Easter break oral examinations and practical are complete. We discuss Home Ec and Ag Science, we also chat about proposed strike action and hear from the student's perspective. State examiner teacher and AG lecturer Dr. Keir McNamara talks about Ag Science as a share some advice for students finalising their project work and sitting the written paper in June.
At this point students are on the final countdown, following the Easter break oral examinations and practical are complete. We discuss Home Ec and Ag Science, we also chat about proposed strike action and hear from the student's perspective. Home Ec teacher Kelly McHugh has top tips for student sitting the written paper.
Irish Architect and TV personality Hugh Wallace shares his Leaving Cert memories. Hugh talks about what it was like to be diagnosed as dyslectic in the 70's. Reminds us that hard work and perseverance will help you find success. Plus, Hugh has great advice for budding creatives.
Award winning Garden designer, author, and TV personality Diarmuid Gavin joins Louise on Spin Ar Scoil this week. Diarmuid shares his Leaving Cert memories plus his love for Geo- Ecology and the importance and relevance of climate studies. Plus, some great advice for students who want a career in the "great outdoors".
Dr. Sinéad McCoole is an Irish Historian, award winning author and exhibition curator. Author of Easter Widows, Guns and Chiffon, Mná 1916 and many more. Sinéad believes that aside from academia there is a need for more history 'practitioners' in Ireland and why a degree in History is an asset in any profession.