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

This Week - Sunday 27th May 2007

We have another great Best Of Hands On programme for you this week! You have another chance to see Caroline Worthington's report, debunking the myth that Deaf people can't become primary school teachers. If you're still making plans for your summer holidays, why not check out our great world travel guide? Robert Young shows us how to use Childline's Deaf Text service and - the one you've been waiting for - a repeat of Sarah Jane and Caroline's Grafton Street Busking Challenge! Don't forget Molly and Mr Milk are at the end of the programme!

Primary Teaching
Caroline looks into the popular belief that Deaf people can't become primary school teachers in Ireland. Although the Irish language requirement to enter colleges of education remains, Caroline shows us some alternative routes that could allow Deaf people teach at primary level. At the end of this item Senan brings us a short update. We hope to bring you another item on this next series.

World Travel
At the beginning of the series five young globe-trotters - who had recently returned from exciting trips that saw them visit everywhere from Cambodia, Vietnam and Thailand to Australia, South America and Scandinavia - shared some of their travel experiences with us and give some great travel hints and tips - a handy guide for anyone thinking about jetting off this summer!

Childline Deaf Text
Childline is a confidential service for young people in Ireland under 18. They have set up a text service especially for young Deaf and Hard of Hearing people so you can contact them about anything you want - if you just want a chat or if you have a problem and need to talk to someone. You can also contact Childline you don't feel safe for any reason. If you want them to pass on your details to get help for you they can do that, but if you want to keep your details private you can do that too.
Here's how to use the Deaf Text service:
. Text the word DEAF to 50101
. Childline will reply asking the you to register
. You pick a nickname and send that with your age back to 50101 - for example: 'SoccerFan 15'
. You can then text as often as you like between 6pm and 10pm every day of the year including all holidays
Remember, you can text Childline about anything - you can chat about school, friends, parents, you can text if you have any problems, or just want to chat about what went on today. Childline also have an online message board at www.childline.ie

Deaf Busking Challenge
Inspired by Grafton Street's busking scene, Sean Herlihy sets a challenge for Sarah Jane and Caroline - they have 24 hours to prepare an ISL performance and €15 each to spend on costume and props. What's the catch? They have to perform on Grafton Street the next day and earn back the money they've spent!

Molly and Mr. Milk - Letter B!
Molly and Mr. Milk visit the spooky land of B. Watch on Sunday to find out the sign for Bat and Broom! We'll show a repeat of Molly & Mr Milk in Springland in 2 weeks time.
To win a Molly and Mr Milk Jigsaw this week, all you have to do is draw a picture of Molly & Mr Milk in the land of B!
Send it with your name, address and age, to:
Hands On
6 Wilton Place
Dublin 2.

Phoenix Park,
Dublin 15
Tel: +353 1 8155900 (opening hours only)
Tel: +353 1 8155981 (all other enquiries)
Email: farmleighinfo@opw.ie

Primary Teaching
St Nicholas Montessori College Ireland
16 Adelaide Street
Dun Laoghaire
Co. Dublin
Tel: +353 1 280 6064
Fax: +353 1 284 4764
Email: snmci@snmci.ie

Montessori College Dublin AMI (Association Montessori Internationale)

Mount Saint Mary's Campus,
Dundrum Road,
Tel: 01 2692499 (+353 1 2692499)
Fax: 01 2691560 (+353 1 2691560)
Email: info@montessoriami.ie

Horizon's Montessori School
2 Cypress Park,
Dublin 6W
Tel: +353 1 4905663

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

The Teaching Council
Block A
Maynooth Business Campus
Co. Kildare
Tel:+353 1 6517900
Fax:+353 1 6517901
Email: info@teachingcouncil.ie

Department of Education

Head Office
Marlborough Street
Dublin 1
Tel: +353 1 8896400
Email: info@education.gov.ie

World Travel Guide

Childline Deaf Text
Text: 50101
Tel: 1800 66 66 66

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