Teaching Art

Posted on 23. Jul, 2015 in Education, Exams, Schools

Art education is an important aspect of the overall education of children. Siobhan McKenzie is an art teacher  and believes that teaching through art opens up a whole world of colour to students and teaches them a better way to understand themselves. She talks to Miriam Gormally about the Learning Through Art program and how […]

Preparing for Exams

Posted on 27. May, 2009 in Education, Exams, Schools

Students all over the country are getting ready for exams.  The word “student” tends to conjure up images of young people, but Miriam Gormally met three people who challenge that stereotype.  Mandy, Susan and Joe are mature students who are studying for their exams in the evening.  Mandy and Susan are doing exams along with […]

De-stress Your Life

Posted on 13. May, 2009 in Economy, Exams, Stress

With all the talk of downturn in the economy and subsequent unemployment, stress is now an everyday buzz-word as people try to cope with new situations.  Fr. Pat Collins, a Vincentian priest who has written extensively on the subject, spoke to Eileen Good who put it to him that now with exams in the offing, […]

Exam Stress

Posted on 30. Apr, 2008 in Education, Exams, Schools, Stress

May is the month of exam preparation and this year over 100,000 students will be sitting the Junior and Leaving Certificate. Stress is usually a feature of these exams as everybody feels under pressure to do well. Eanna Basquille is a Junior Cert student in an all-Irish school in Dublin. Here he talks candidly to […]

Advice for Parents

Posted on 25. May, 2005 in Exams, Family

Exam time is not only stressful for students; parents can also feel stressed and worried that they are not providing the right kind of support for their children. Noreen Bucklley gives some advice to parents on how to deal with this stressful time. She advises that it is important to give them time and space […]

Doing the Leaving Cert

Posted on 25. May, 2005 in Education, Exams, Uncategorized

The Leaving Certificate can be a very stressful time for many teenagers as they study and cram for hours in order to achieve the points they need for their preferred course. Gillian Doyle is a Leaving Cert student this year and she talks to Miriam Gormally about her hopes for the future, how she deals […]