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Sora Supports for Students with Dyslexia

Dyslexia is a learning difference that can cause difficulties with learning and work. It affects approximately 1 in 10 people in Ireland. It occurs on a spectrum with some people mildly affected and others more severely. 'Everyone with dyslexia is different but there is a commonality of difficulties with reading, spelling, and writing and related… Continue reading Sora Supports for Students with Dyslexia

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Supports for Ukrainian Students

JCSP Librarians have worked to gather lists of appropriate resources for supporting Ukrainian students. These resources reflect the need for materials to support their initial entry into the Irish education system, as well as providing on going support. These include academic and educational, cultural and wellbeing resources, and there are a wide variety of items that… Continue reading Supports for Ukrainian Students

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The ‘Every Child Gets a Book’ Initiative

Doreen Lundon Each December in Mount Seskin Community College it is tradition for books to be given as gifts from students to their younger siblings at home. The books are ordered by the Librarian in early November, Christmas paper and tags are bought, Sellotape stocked up on, and the library is set up for all… Continue reading The ‘Every Child Gets a Book’ Initiative

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THE BoB PROJECT

Margaret Aylward Community College The BoB Project is a family literacy programme in collaboration with the HSCL of the school, to develop a home environment conducive to reading for pleasure. Books and other reading materials are provided to families who may benefit from a focused literacy approach. Reading and child development, the benefits of reading… Continue reading THE BoB PROJECT

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EIRSAT-1 Space Art Challenge

The EIRSAT-1 Team in UCD and JCSP Libraries have come together to create the Space Art Challenge. This exciting new space-themed art competition is open to students in JCSP schools across Ireland https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HYIa15hJnpI&ab_channel=JCSPLibraries Free video tutorials with artists Helen Robinson, Jessica Erkal, Aidan Courtney, Emer O Boyle and Alan Nolan will be posted weekly on the… Continue reading EIRSAT-1 Space Art Challenge

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Echoes

by Joe Kelly The links between Kevin Mc Dermott and Trinity Comprehensive School have been strong for many years now and this bond was further strengthened in the past year through an innovative trilingual, international creative writing initiative. The JCSP Library in Trinity Comprehensive School, Ballymun, Dublin The residency saw Kevin work with a group… Continue reading Echoes

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JCSP Librarian in final of the School Library Association School Librarian of the Year Award 2020/2021

Éadaoin Quinn We are thrilled to announce that Éadaoin Quinn, JCSP School Librarian in Enniscorthy Vocational College, Co. Wexford is one of just 5 school librarians from across Irish, UK and International Schools, to have made the prestigious School Library Association Honour List for School Librarian of the Year 2020/2021. Éadaoin was one of the… Continue reading JCSP Librarian in final of the School Library Association School Librarian of the Year Award 2020/2021

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Read All About it! Our School Newspaper – The Mile Post

by Éadaoin Quinn It is always on a Thursday at “little break” when The Mile Post is distributed. The newspaper team armed with bundles of papers, take their places at the lockers and the entrance to the canteen, awaiting the bell. The buzz of excitement is evident as both students and staff rush to get… Continue reading Read All About it! Our School Newspaper – The Mile Post

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Life Under Lockdown – A Living History Project

by Mairéad Duggan “We are still here for you!” These were the first words posted by our wonderful JCSP Co-ordinator in Microsoft Teams in our online School Library Team. We are still here for you! It seemed like the most important thing to say. We had ventured into the unknown – a journey of remote… Continue reading Life Under Lockdown – A Living History Project

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Broadcasting Challenge

Interested in Developing your Broadcasting Skills? Over the past few months, the School of Jock has worked with 3 JCSP Library Project schools in Tallaght, Dublin. The aim of the project was to establish a Radio Station which would be based in the ‘Press Room’ of St. Aidan's Community School and which would be available… Continue reading Broadcasting Challenge