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Homework Helper: EU Learning Corner

Whether you are a teacher, a parent, a child, or a teenager, the EU’s Learning Corner contains what you need to learn or teach about the EU and what it does.

The 24-language Learning Corner website contains a wide range of learning materials, games, news, and competitions. It also provides useful links about opportunities for teachers to network with other teachers as well as information for young people who wish to work or study throughout the EU.

To access the Learning Corner website visit HERE.

If you would like to subscribe to the EU Learning Corner newsletter visit HERE.

EU Learning Corner: Puzzle

Go back to your childhood with this jigsaw puzzle and put the countries of the European Union in the right place on the interactive map.
If you are more advanced, you can try the difficult version, where you have to recognise the languages of the different countries. Of course, there’s nothing to stop you trying both!
View HERE to have a go!

EU Learning Corner: Covid-19

Since the pandemic began, the European Union and its Member States have adopted unprecedented measures both nationally and at EU level, to tackle this global crisis.
To learn more, view HERE.

EU Learning Corner: EU Timeline

Take a trip back in time and discover important moments in history, inventions, major events in sport and society and much more; many of which made the EU what it is today.
To learn more about the history of the EU and its Member States view HERE.


Art Competition: Freedom In Time Of Constraint

Enter this art competition from Artmaterials.ie and support The Jack and Jill Foundation and Alone.

Artmaterials.ie are inviting everyone aged from 5 to 105 to get creative and enter their art competition. Entrants will to be in with a chance to win some great prizes including art supplies, Ríocht hand-made boxes and William Mitchell Joseph Gillot Rolinx calligraphy drawing pens.

Artmaterials.ie are among Ireland’s leading online art materials supply shops. Simply by entering, you receive a promo code entitling you to 20% off an art supplies order. In addition, for every entry they receive, they will donate €1 to their charity partners The Jack and Jill Foundation and Alone.

Entries must reflect the theme ‘Freedom in a Time of Constraint’ and will be accepted from amateur artists as well as those established in the art world.

Entrants can use any media they wish and entries can be submitted by individuals and teams. Entries must be submitted by midnight of June 9th 2020 via the entry form available HERE. Winners will be announced on June 30th.

For more information view the rules for entry which are available HERE.

“Creativity is contagious. Pass it on.” – Albert Einstein


Quick Access To World Radio Stations

Have you ever wished to tune into every radio station from around the world?

Well you can with Radio Garden; allowing you to choose your favourite music being played in real time on the numerous radio stations worldwide, while you continue to either listen and/or use your PC or Laptop.

To tune in, simply visit HERE then highlight; drag and drop the link shown (i.e. http://radio.garden/listen/tipp-fm/34UE11wI ) into your Bookmarks, thus granting immediate and quick access, whenever you go online in the future.

On this Radio Garden world map, then simply click on any of the bright green lights indicated; each identifying one of a myriad of Radio Stations located right around our planet, from our own Radio TippFm here in Co. Tipperary, Ireland to Radio Garden Kiev (or Kyiv) in north-central Ukraine, Russia.



Free Kindle E-Books For Whole Family on Amazon.

If you haven’t already got an Amazon account, it’s worth signing up for one now.

“Why?” I hear you say.

Amazon are giving away hundreds of free books on their Amazon Kindle service. You don’t need a Kindle to access Kindle books.
Through the Kindle ‘Cloud Reader’ you can read Kindle books on your PC and laptop. The Kindle Application for iOS and Android also allows you to read Kindle books on your phone or tablet.

For very young readers you can download the hugely popular ‘Biff, Chop & Kipper’ books. For your primary and secondary pupils studying at home, there are plenty of subject specific revision guides (maths, chemistry, biology) as well as free access to the ‘Practise and Learn”: Maths’ series.

Why not take the time to read some of the classics? Download ‘Treasure Island’ by Robert Louis Stevenson; ‘Moby Dick’ by Herman Melville or ‘The Wind in the Willows’ by Kenneth Grahame.

If the classics aren’t to your taste, there are many more contemporary titles to choose from including ‘The Victory Garden’ by Rhys Bowen and ‘Only Time will Tell’ by Jeffrey Archer.

Why not take up a new hobby through browsing magazines (which are free for a limited time) like ‘Amateur Gardening UK’, ‘The Guitarist’ or ‘Digital Photographer’.
You can even access popular magazine titles such as ‘Chat’, ‘Real People’ and ‘Woman’s Own’.

Stay At Home – Stay Safe


Retail Outlets Deemed Essential During Covid-19 Lock Down

A mandatory government decision for Irish people to remain at home for a two-week period, until Easter Sunday April 12th, apart from named exceptions, is now currently in effect across our Republic.

The list of retail outlets which are deemed essential to remain open under the new Covid-19 restrictions are listed hereunder.

These include Food & Beverage stores, Newsagents, premises selling Household Products, Pharmacies, Medical Supply outlets, Fuel Stations, Animal Feed outlets, Pet Stores, Laundries, Banks, Credit Unions, Post Offices, Safety Supply stores and Off-licences; all of the latter now deemed essential.

Opticians, Motor Repair and Bicycle Repair outlets will no longer be able to open their doors and will instead only be permitted to offer an emergency call-out or delivery service; while Electrical, Hardware, Farm equipment, Agricultural supplies, and Gardening outlets, are to have their opening times restricted to call-out or delivery only.

All above named essential retailers remaining open from today, must ensure organised adequate distancing between customers and staff, while ‘queue control’ must be fully implemented.

All private and public gatherings are now banned, however, people can leave their homes for brief physical exercise, but can only travel within 2km (1.24 miles) from their home.