| 4.6°C Dublin

Close

Premium

Siege of Ennis practice, maths homework, yoga poses... all in a day’s school work for stay-at-home pupils

Close

13/3/20 Principal Jacqui McCusker, 4th, 5th and 6th class teacher, busy preparing class work for students that they use via the internet while they are at home due to Covid-19 closures at their school in Faughart, Co Louth. Picture: Arthur Carron.

13/3/20 Principal Jacqui McCusker, 4th, 5th and 6th class teacher, busy preparing class work for students that they use via the internet while they are at home due to Covid-19 closures at their school in Faughart, Co Louth. Picture: Arthur Carron.

13/3/20 Principal Jacqui McCusker, 4th, 5th and 6th class teacher, busy preparing class work for students that they use via the internet while they are at home due to Covid-19 closures at their school in Faughart, Co Louth. Picture: Arthur Carron.

School’s out, but shortly after 9am, pupils in one primary school were hard at work letting the teachers know how they fared with last night’s homework.

It was very much business as usual for Faughart Community National School (CNS), Co Louth, where its use of the virtual classroom has dissolved the enforced distance between teachers and pupils.

The school day normally starts at 8.50am and, not long afterwards, pupils were already posting their maths homework online for the attention of teaching Principal Jacqui McCusker. And she was giving them real-time feedback.