Irish Grind School Has Been Snapchatting Its Students Exam Tips During Strike
Hey, if you can't beat 'em...
Yesterday saw 735 secondary schools across the country close due to teacher strikes - causing students in exam years across the country to panic even more so in their already fragile states.
However, a grind school in Cork took it upon themselves to do a Snapchat takeover to ensure students still have a productive day.
Natasha Lynch, a French grind school teacher at the Essential French language school, says when the strikes were announced, students were messaging her in a state of panic.
In response, Natasha has organised for some of her former students to post Snapchat tutorials all day. The teacher told Independent.ie:
A few weeks ago, when the strikes were announced, kids were messaging us about advice and were in a complete state of panic about the days they will be losing and I thought, what can I do to help.
A few hours at this kind of support makes such a difference to the students. Last night I was being inundated with messages telling me how helpful the tutorials are.
With over 5,000 students subscribed to the account, Natasha feels like she is really making a difference.
The tutorials are far from boring, with the snapchatters having alter-egos and availing of some of the entertaining filters, while using French vocabulary along the way.
If you're keen to try them out for yourself, add the username “essentialfrench”.