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Talking to Young People About Covid-19 and other Information re. School Closure

Mar 12 2020

The following is information about talking to young people about Covid 19. There are also two links to useful video clips which may be helpful. The children from 1st - 6th class have already been shown these in school.




Twinkl (an educational website) have made us aware of a special offer which we are passing on to you.

A Chara,
My name is Jonathan Seaton, and I am the CEO of Twinkl. In light of recent developments in relation to Covid-19, we here at Twinkl want to support all pupils, parents and teachers should the decision be made to close primary schools in Ireland. We are offering all parents and teachers a One Month FREE Ultimate Membership to Twinkl.ie. This will allow parents and teachers unlimited access to every single resource for every single curriculum subject from junior infants to sixth class.

Setting this up is really easy to do - go to www.twinkl.ie/offer and enter the code IRLTWINKLHELPS. We’d like your support to get this message out. We’ve also put together some guidance which outlines several ideas for how schools can support parents during school closures. Please visit our blog for more information. This code will only work for new memberships. If you are an existing member with a Core or Extra membership, please get in touch and we will upgrade you to Ultimate right away.

Accessing this offer on Twinkl.ie will allow parents the opportunity to transform their home into a classroom by being able to access PowerPoints, games, songs, rhymes, stories, worksheets and much more for every area of all subjects on the curriculum from junior infants to sixth class.

This offer is not exclusive to your school so please feel free to share this information with your school’s Parents Association, the parents/guardians of the children in your school and also with every teaching member on your staff. In addition, please feel free to share this with local schools in your parish, your county and with other principals in Ireland.

The help we are offering would not be possible without the continued support of our members and we would like to thank you for enabling us to provide this support, globally. Our thoughts are with everyone affected by the Coronavirus and we hope that this will go some way towards helping.

Le gach dea ghuí

Tonia Cleary

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