Last term we applied for and received funding along with our partner school, Scoil Eoin Pol, Loch an Iuir from the South’s Department of Culture, Gaeltacht and Rural Affairs. This money was to jointly work on a “Digital History Project”, which would bring both Communities together whilst exchanging skills between the generation: parent/grandparent and child.
So over the past 6/8 weeks, a Group of 6, P6 pupils and parent have worked together to produce a series of 6 short films based on historical sites in the area. They have researched, interviewed, photographed and learnt how to use I Movie and the end products are truely wonderful. We have created QR codes for each film and these will be placed at the sites, where they can be accessed by anyone visiting. On scanning the code the film will pop up and can be viewed.
We are delighted to say that the hard work that both pupils and parents have put into their movies is to be recognised next Friday, the 24th of November, when they have been asked to showcase their films as the opening event of the Michael J Murphy, Winter School which runs over the weekend in Ti Chulain. In addition pupils from both P6 and P6/7 classes have been asked to attend the showcasing and to stay on for further events taking place.
Pupils from both classes can wear their PE uniform but must take a packed lunch with them to school on the day.
Miss Crawley and Miss Mulkerns