for October, 2016

A world of stories in school

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You couldn’t find much richer soil for an international storytelling competition than St. Patrick’s Primary School in Celbridge, County Kildare. This week iBbY Ireland (  launched its ‘Once Upon a Folk Tale’ contest to mark the tenth anniversary of this wonderfully multicultural school that has sixteen nationalities in sixth class alone. During the launch, competitors […]

Word nerdery

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There are two kinds of people in the world. Trump supporters and … no. People who believe in global warming and … no. The Kardashians and … no. I mean yes, you can divide humans up that way, and many more. But the biggest difference, obviously, is between people who think that two apparently separate […]