World Bee Day

Today, 20th May, is World Bee Day 🐝.

This video explains the importance of bees;

According to the Carrick on Suir Lions Club, the bumble bee found around Carrick and surrounding areas is the Carder Bee.

About one third of our bee species in Ireland is threatened with extinction. This could have a detrimental effect on food production. That is why the All Ireland Pollinator Plan is so important. Everyone has a role to play. 🌹🌸🌼

Check out the picture below to see what you can do!

Twinkl has some excellent resources to offer for World Bee Day, from colouring to Science experiments. 🎨🧪

Click on the link to take a look ➡️

Draw Our Heroes Art Competition

We are calling on all young people to draw a picture of their real life hero in this difficult time of the Corona Virus.

Your hero could be a doctor, nurse, pharmacist, ambulance service, gardai, fire service, army, an post, shop assistant, van driver, Leo Varadkar, Simon Harris, Dr. Tony Holohan, your granny cocooning – in fact anyone who is playing their part to keep us all safe.

You can use paints or draw with pencils or use anything you like once it’s on an A4 page. Feel free to give your own unique ‘Title’ to your entry.
There are 4 age categories and prizes range from €50 to €500. The artists and their heroes in the winning portraits will also be honoured at a special presentation in August 2020 (which will be confirmed at a later date)

Entries must be submitted by the 30th June 2020 and the artwork will be displayed online at the end of the competition.

Enter the competition by clicking here or on the image below.

Take a photo of your Artwork and upload it here.

Complete the entry form and send it with your A4 drawing in a sealed envelope to “Draw Our Heroes”, c/o Uniphar plc, 4045 Kingswood Road, Citywest, Co Dublin.

Active Home Week Challenge #7

Our final active home week challenge!!

Today you need a dice 🎲 If you don’t have a dice, you can use a virtual one online ➡️

It’s simple. Roll the dice and do the exercise that corresponds the number you roll.

Why not roll two dice and make up your own exercises for numbers 7 – 12? 🎲🎲

Once again, a huge well done to all who participated. 👏 We loved seeing your videos and photos throughout the week.

We hope you enjoyed the challenges! 🏃‍♀️🥎⚾️⚽️🏀🥅

Active Home Week Daily Challenge #6

Today’s challenge is a “Hand Pass Challenge”. 🖐🥎⚽️

How many times can you throw a ball back and forth with a partner / wall without dropping it in 15 minutes? ⏳

Huge well done and thank you to all who have sent in pictures and videos so far 📸. We love seeing them.

Don’t forget to return your Active Home Week cards over the next few days! There is a certificate up for grabs for any child who completes their chart ⬇️


Enjoy today’s challenge ⚽️🏀⚾️🥎

Active Home Week Daily Challenge #4

Today’s daily challenge is a ‘Blame your Name’ workout.

It’s simple! Spell your name and perform the exercise that corresponds with each letter.

If you are looking for something a little more challenging, perform each exercise associated with each letter in your first name and your surname.

We would love to see some pictures of the workout you had to complete – write it down ✍, take a picture 📸 and send it to us 📩

Enjoy! 😊💪

SHOUT OUT for #ActiveHomeWeek Video

RTÉ Home School Hub Extra are looking for videos from children showing how they got active during Active Home Week.

Their aim is to show as wide a variety of activities as possible such as:

  • Daily challenges
  • Dances – Tik Tok Dances, The Foot Shake Challenge
  • Family Fitness
  • Indoor Fitness activities

The video should be filmed sideways, be no longer than 20-30 seconds and must begin with the child(ren) introducing themselves [first name(s), school and county].

How to submit:

  1. Go to
  2. Click on the red button called ‘Share your Content’.
  3. Complete the short online form and send your video.

All videos must be submitted by FRIDAY 1st May at 12pm.

If your video is chosen, it will be aired on the RTE Home School Hub EXTRA programme on Tuesday 5th May.

Fingers crossed we will see some faces from Ballyneale NS on next Tuesday’s show!

On that note, did anybody spot these familiar faces last week on the Home School Hub? Well done to the Gleesons!

Anna, Grace, Sarah and Shane on RTE!