RTÉ One, Saturday, 12.30pm, Repeat Sunday 10.30am
Hands On

This Week - Sunday 7th May 2006

Welcome to the Best Of Hands On. Over the next three months we'll have 6 programmes made up of the best stories from this series of Hands On for you to enjoy!

This week you'll have another chance to see Eddie Redmond visit St. Joseph's School for Deaf Boys, where he saw how the move from mainstream to Deaf education benefit some of its students. Caroline and Sarah Jane go 24 hours without technology and we look back at day one for our health & fitness volunteers. We also have Molly and Mr Milk for our younger viewers - this week they visit the land of U!

St. Joseph's Mainstreaming

Eddie Redmond meets four students who have transferred from mainstream schools to St. Joseph's School for Deaf Boys in Cabra. The boys all had difficulties in their hearing schools, from communication difficulties and lack of supports to bullying. In light of the dwindling numbers in Deaf schools and the Department of Education's policy of recommending Deaf schools only as a last resort, the boys tell us how the move has been of benefit to them.

Health and Fitness

We go back to the beginning of the series to see what our health and fitness volunteers looked like before they began our challenge! Anna-Louise McAllister, Julianne Gillen, Sarah Corr, Wendy Murray Jr. and Melissa Howlett tell us why they want to take part in our Health and Fitness story and what they hope to achieve!

24 hours without technology

To mark the 25th Anniversary of the Irish Deaf Society, Hands On decided to set presenters Sarah Jane Moloney and Caroline Worthington a little challenge! We decided to send the girls back to 1981 to see if they could survive without the 21st century technology that they're accustomed to. Eddie Redmond was on hand to confiscate their mobile phones and set the girls some rules!

Molly & Mr. Milk (U)

This week Molly and Mr. Milk pay a visit to the land of U. Mr. Milk is up to his old tricks again and has a fall but Molly is on hand to save the day.
Congratulations to last programme's Molly & Mr. Milk competition winner: Conor Cardiff, age 7. A t-shirt is on its way to you!

CONTACTS

Cocoon
www.cocoon.ie
Duke Lane,
Dublin 2
Email: office@cocoon.ie
Tel: 00-353-1 6796259
Fax: 00-353-1-6796540

Jackie Skelly Fitness
http://www.jackieskellyfitness.com/

Irish Deaf Society (IDS)
www.irishdeafsociety.ie
30 Blessington Street,
Dublin 7
Minicom: 00353 1 860 1910
Fax: 00353 1 860 1960
Tel: 00353 1 860 1878

Irish Nutrition and Dietetic Institute
http://www.indi.ie
Ashgrove House,
Kill Avenue,
Dun Laoghaire,
Co. Dublin
Email: info@indi.ie

St Joseph's School for Deaf Boys
http://www.stjosephsboys.ie/
Cabra,
Dublin 7.
Tel: 01 838 0058
Fax: 01 838 0230
E-mail: st.joes@iol.ie

St. Mary's School for Deaf Girls
www.stmarysdeafgirls.ie
Cabra,
Dublin 7.
Tel: 01 838 5359
Fax: 01 838 5340
Email: marianprimdeafgirls@eircom.net
Email: rosarypostpdeafgirls@eircom.net

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