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Tale of a Dog


Drivers on one of Scotland's busiest roads had to endure serious delays after a dog drove a tractor onto the motorway. Honestly!  Border Collie, Don, took control of a mini-tractor after farmer, Tom Hamilton, left the vehicle for a matter of seconds. Don made straight for the nearby M74, which was busy with morning traffic...

Real Kermit the Frog


Scientists in Costa Rica have discovered a new species of frog that may just be Mother Nature's answer to TV's Kermit the Frog.

Rodney the Rat


A South American swamp rat has been found swimming far from home in a river in Co. Tipperary.

Medieval Yoda


A medieval historian has discovered a 14th century drawing of a creature that bears a striking resemblance to Yoda from Star Wars...

World Happiness Report 2015


Ireland is the eighteenth happiest country in the world according to the World Happiness Report. The international study was published by the UN after surveys were carried out around the world over the last two years.

Nurney Pupils Create App


The pupils of Scoil Bhríde in Nurney, Co. Kildare, have been creating an educational app for the last few weeks. As part of the Junior Entrepreneur Programme, we have been creating a Maths app to help children learn their tables.

The 5 Star Billis Bug Hotel


For the Biodiversity Green Flag, we, the pupils from 5th and 6th in Billis NS, recently constructed a bug hotel. A bug hotel is a come and go home for insects. It only took us a day to build it because we had lots of materials around our school already.

World's Newest Oldest Art Gallery


In the south of France, deep in a cave under the grounds of the Ardeche Gorge, the largest natural canyon in Europe, there lies one of the most exciting archaeological discoveries ever made. The walls of this cave are unlike no other, having more than 300 designs painted and engraved on them.

What a Laugh!


Today I was sitting in English class and my teacher was reading The Primary Planet. She was reading an article about rhinos on the Planet Wildlife page. It reminded me of our school tour last year to Dublin Zoo. Ha, that gave me something to think about!

Man V Horse


Do you think you could outrun a horse? Do you think you could do it over 35 kilometres? For people that answer ‘yes’ to these questions, the ‘Man vs. Horse’ marathon is the sporting event for you.

Poo Bus


A public bus that runs on human waste has been put into service in the city of Bristol. And just in case you don't quite understand, “human waste” means poo!

Why Not Try Cycling


Cycling has become really popular in Ireland over the last few years, with people using their bikes for transport, recreation and sport.  Cycling is a fun physical activity which not only builds your fitness and endurance, but also gets you outdoors. 

Quad Bike (ATV)


One of the most important pieces of machinery on our farm is the Quad Bike. We currently have a Honda Foreman 450cc quad. It’s a powerful bike built for hard work and hauling loads, day in and day out.

Sepak Takraw


This month we bring you an amazing sport all the way from Southeast Asia. Sepak Takraw is played on an indoor court similar to one used in volleyball. Sepak Takraw’s rules are almost the same as volleyball too, but there is one major difference – players cannot use their hands! Sepak is an old Thai word for ‘kick’ and Takraw is translated as ‘ball’ in English.

Goofy Grenadier (Wacky)


A Buckingham Palace guardsman has landed himself in hot water after being filmed playing to tourists outside the Queen's official residence.

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