Swipe TV is the flagship television offering for 7 – 12 year olds in Ireland and is broadcast Mon/Wed/Fri at 4:30 pm on RTE 2. In 2016 in collaboration with the GAA they launched an exciting skills challenge initiative. The idea behind the collaboration is that each week on Swipe TV (Wednesday show) 2 GAA stars will showcase 2 new skills. These skills are available to view on the Swipe TV App and on the learning.GAA.ie site as well as the official GAA you tube channel and TRTE You tube.
Once the skill has been mastered, the kids have to take the specific skill challenge. The idea being that they film themselves taking on the 30 second challenge. This then has to be uploaded to the Swipe TV App. The closing date for uploads is the 11th of May and once all uploads have been received we will pick 32 kids to play alongside GAA Stars and be mentored in a Dublin Stadium on May 18th TBC. This will be filmed by Swipe TV.
The first two skills can be found at http://learning.gaa.ie/gogamesskillchallenges.