Presentation Secondary School, Castleisland is celebrating following receipt of a formal invitation from the Department of Education & Skills to participate in a jointly funded North-South collaborative history project.
The project entitled ‘Different lenses: Exploring History narratives on the island of Ireland through the medium of digital literacy’ involves Digital Storytelling through the medium of film.
The Main Focus
“History will be the main focus of the project and Presentation Castleisland is free to select any theme they wish,” said a delighted Pres Principal, Katherina Broderick.
“Given the centrality of storytelling as a key skill of the historian, the area of Digital Storytelling is an ideal and meaningful way of integrating the skills of ICT into this project.
“Digital Storytelling is a process involving thinking about stories with impact, building and structuring a story, and then learning the digital skills to research, create, filter and select digital images and sound to most effectively tell that story,” said Ms. Broderick.
Three Teachers on Course
Three teachers from the school are on course to attend training days at the end of the month before introducing the project to the second year history class.
Pádraig Kelleher, history teacher and deputy principal is also delighted at the news that the school was chosen to participate:
“It certainly is a great honour to have our school chosen for this exciting and innovative programme and we are looking forward to participating. It will be a wonderful opportunity for the whole school to tell a story of our local history through the medium of digital literacy. We are really delighted with the news,” said Mr. Kelleher.
Meanwhile, throughout the school’s many corridors the Christmas spirit is beginning to manifest itself in the thoughtfulness of the students and teachers there. Their shoebox appeal is in full flow at present and will be wrapped up and delivered well before the season for giving comes upon us.
It was launched on Monday morning and art teacher Ms. Katie O’Reilly was there to capture the event as it unfolded.
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