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Scoil Phádraig, Ballyhale, County. Kilkenny

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What is Epals?

Epals is a worldwide network of schools linked together through a website which is overseen by the teachers who choose to link up with the network. Scoil Phádraig are currently linked up with as school in Odessa, Texas, with another school in Brisbane Australia and also with a school in Invercargill in New Zealand.
The children communicate with the children in these other countries by e-mail. There is a system of sending safe e-mails on the network and all e-mail communication between the schools is approved firstly by the teacher.
The children can also be paired up with a child from another country and send e-mails to a child their own age. Again this communication is firstly sent to each of the teachers concerned for approval. It is entirely safe and fulfils all internet safety guidelines.

In the next month we will possibly send some letters and cards by snail mail (ordinary post) to the schools mentioned above and this will help to cement the link between the schools. We have made links like this before with Iceland and it proves to be very educational for all concerned.