RTE are set to broadcast an hour of 'school on TV' everyday from Monday 3 years ago

RTE are set to broadcast an hour of 'school on TV' everyday from Monday

A great help to parents.

The last couple of weeks have been stressful for parents and students across the country since schools were required to close to stop the spread of COVID-19.

Only today I had to stop by my son's school to collect more school work from his teacher and it all still feels very strange.

Our national broadcaster, RTE, are planning a new daily segment to try and help parents and students adapt to these new learning arrangements with an hour of learning starting this Monday.


RTÉ recently confirmed that it will broadcast over an hour of "school on TV" to support primary school children and their parents at home.

The new segment is part of a cross-platform teaching initiative that has been developed by RTÉ at short notice along with the support of the Department of Education.


As a parent trying to get used to our new teaching arrangements I'm absolutely delighted to hear about this and will definitely be tuning in along with my children on Monday.

The one-hour programme will begin on this Monday, March 30 and will run from 11am until 12 every school day, Monday to Friday on RTÉ 2.

A shorter 15 minute "catch-up" segment will air later in the afternoon and will be interactive.

The new hour of learning will be aimed particularly at children in 1st to 6th class and will also be available on the RTÉ Player with supporting worksheets and other material will be on RTE.ie/learn.

I think it's fantastic of RTE and the Department of Education to come up with this initiative as it will no doubt help a lot of parents and children across the country still adjusting to this new type of schooling.

For more information on the new 'hour of school on TV' you can visit the RTE website.