Winners of Scoilnet Encyclopaedia Britannica Teachers Competition announced

A lesson comparing Ancient Egypt with Ancient Mayo and a class which encourages students to become “literary detectives” have been recognised as two of the most creative school lessons in the country.

 

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A lesson comparing Ancient Egypt with Ancient Mayo and a class which encourages students to become “literary detectives” have been recognised as two of the most creative school lessons in the country.

The lesson activities were awarded the honour after winning the Encyclopædia Britannica and Scoilnet Teacher Competition, which sought the most innovative lesson activities using Britannica content from primary and post-primary teachers throughout Ireland.

Danny Charlton, a teacher from the Craggagh National School in Kiltimagh, Co Mayo won the primary category with his lesson plan “Comparing Ancient Egypt with Ancient Mayo”, which encourages students to contrast artefacts from both civilisations, while Angela Cox from St Angela’s Ursuline Convent in Waterford won the post-primary category with her “Using a novel in 1st Year” lesson, which invites students to get to the heart of a novel through detective work.

Both lesson plans were selected by a panel of independent adjudicators for their innovative approach to teaching, ability to inspire students and a commitment to differentiated learning.  

Post-Primary:

  • Using a Novel in 1st Year – Angela Cox (St Angela's Ursuline Waterford)
  • Language of Persuasion: Speech Writing – Pippa Brady (Marist College, Dundalk)
  • Explore Berlin – Tommy Flynn (Marist College, Dundalk)


Primary:

  • Comparing Ancient Egypt with Ancient Mayo – Danny Charlton (Craggagh NS, Kiltimagh)
  • The Maoris and Exploration – David Williams (St Mary's CBS Primary, Clonmel)
  • Create a Tourist Brochure for Italy – Helen O’Connell(Togher NS, Cork)


The activities will be made available through Scoilnet over the next few weeks.