Monday 21 October 2019

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We have found yet another reason why history should be studied by students in every second-level school in the new Junior Cycle. Rappers need to know that the TV show Game of Thrones is not actually based on real events.

The Californian performer Snoop Dogg was recently quizzed by The New York Post about his fondness for the TV drama, which is partly filmed in the North.

"I watch it for historic reasons, to try to understand what this world was based on before I got here. I like to know how we got from there, to here, and the similarities between then and now."

For his next history lesson, will he be watching Lord of the Rings and Star Wars?

Just a reminder that the closing date for the Google Science Fair is next Monday, May 18. It has become the largest online science fair in the world with thousands of entries from students in more than 90 countries.

Last year Kinsale Community School in Co. Cork scooped the top honours in the final after its team of Ciara Judge (16), Emer Hickey (16) and Sophie Healy-Thow (16) beat entries from 17 other American and world schools.

Irish Independent

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