Irish Independent Articles


In this section you will find a catalogue of articles for parents written by the PDST and published in the Irish Independent weekly by Katherine Donnelly as part of the 'Keeping the Learning Going at Home' series. Each article explores practical and effective activities to support and enhance pupil learning at home.


Please click on each title in blue below to read the full article.


PDST Articles in the Irish Independent 'Keeping the Learning Going at Home' Series




Digital storytelling: Bringing creativity and learning to life at home 

(Theme: Digital Technologies)

How to keep children happy, healthy and learning movement skills while schools are closed 

(Theme: Health and Wellbeing)

Measuring a minute                                       

(Theme: STEM)




Digital libraries: Bringing your local library home 

(Theme: Digital Technologies, Literacy)

Children’s Wellbeing - a practical guide to talking to your child about their feelings and worries   

(Theme: Health and Wellbeing)

How to make the most out of reading time at home 

(Theme: Literacy)




An Ghaeilge Sa Bhaile                                 

(Theme: Gaeilge)

Science & Geography: Exploring and observing our place and space                                           

(Theme: STEM)

Creating a Family Digital Time Capsule

(Theme: Digital Technologies)




The Power of Play

(Theme: Literacy)

Card Games

(Theme: Maths)

Virtual Tour Adventures

(Theme: Digitlal Technologies)