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Killarney School of Music offers training for teachers of music for preschoolers

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THE Killarney School of Music is offering a unique opportunity for teachers of preschool and infant classes to explore how to bring more music into the classroom in a fun, creative, and educational way.

Under the guidance of Ruti Lachs, teachers can learn how to work musically with their groups, focussing on rhythm: body percussion and small instruments; songs: action songs and subject-specific songs; music appreciation: listening and responding to music; composing: using voice and simple instruments to create new music.

During the training, other benefits of music activities will be discussed, including turn-taking; socialising and interaction; creativity; whole group dynamic; counting, spelling, and using new words.

No music or singing experience is needed to take part in this training. Parents who wish to gain ideas about how to introduce their child to music are also welcome to attend. There will be two evening workshops of two hours each, and trainees attend both sessions.

The facilitator, Ruti Lachs, MA, is an experienced musician, piano teacher, and early years music educator. She has presented her research on the benefits of early years music education at the Society of Music Education conference in 2013 and 2014. She also has a critically acclaimed CD of original songs for children, Stomping In The Woods, which has been used in preschools and schools across Ireland and abroad.

The training will take place at the Killarney School of Music on Monday, February 27, and Monday, March 6, from 6.30pm to 8.30pm. To book, contact Killarney School of Music on 064-6637598.

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Ballycasheen junction to get upgraded this year.

A long awaited solution to traffic problems where Ballycasheen Road meets the N22 Cork Road looks like finally being resolved this year. Late last year Transport Infrastructure Ireland allocated €1.2m to be spent on the section of road between the Park Road roundabout and Ballycasheen junction. “Technical Approval for the improvements, along this section which […]

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A long awaited solution to traffic problems where Ballycasheen Road meets the N22 Cork Road looks like finally being resolved this year.

Late last year Transport Infrastructure Ireland allocated €1.2m to be spent on the section of road between the Park Road roundabout and Ballycasheen junction.

“Technical Approval for the improvements, along this section which include Active Travel provision and Junction Improvements at Ballycasheen, is being sought from TII before commencing,” a council spokesperson confirmed. “The elected members will be briefed on the proposals ahead of the commencement of the statutory process in early 2022.”

The council official was responding to a request by Cllr John O’Donoghue who sought an update on progress being on a promised “more user friendly junction.”

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€2.3m funding for Kerry schools under Summer Works Programme

Minister for Education and Kerry TD Norma Foley has today (Monday) announced funding of €2.3 million for the approval of 24 projects across Kerry under the Department’s 2022 Summer Works Scheme. This funding is part of the overall package of €65m for a total of 497 projects around the country. “I am delighted to confirm […]

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Minister for Education and Kerry TD Norma Foley has today (Monday) announced funding of €2.3 million for the approval of 24 projects across Kerry under the Department’s 2022 Summer Works Scheme.

This funding is part of the overall package of €65m for a total of 497 projects around the country.

“I am delighted to confirm this significant tranche of funding which will provide further investment for schools in Kerry under the Summer Works Scheme,” Minister Foley said.

“School communities have shown great resilience, flexibility and leadership in adapting to the many challenges that arose over the course of the pandemic. This funding is a further endorsement of the excellence in education provided by schools across the county. I am announcing the Summer Works Scheme projects now so that schools have a good lead-in period to plan and deliver the projects in summer 2022,” she said.

“Today’s announcement follows on from the enhanced minor works funding which was delivered to schools a number of weeks ago.”

The projects for Kerry included in today’s announcement include Mechanical Works at Two Mile Community NS and Spa National School, Science Labs including Gas Works at Community College Killorglin and Castleisland Community College, as well as Roof Works at Scoil Phobail Sliabh Luachra. 

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