Pupils Launch Knocknagoshel National School on World Wide Web





Scoil Mhuire, Knocknagoshel National School pupil, TJ Griffin was one of the creators of the school’s new website. You can watch the video on the site’s main features and the views of the students involved in the project with a click on TJ’s photograph.
The Scoil Mhuire, Knocknagoshel National School web creation team with teacher, Kate McSweeney (left) and Máire Collins, principal at their launch on Tuesday. Included are from left: Jack Walsh, James Hickey, TJ Griffin, Ms. McSweeney, DJ Long, Ms, Collins, Thomas Keane, Hazel Murphy and Ella Killington. ©Photograph: John Reidy

Scoil Mhuire, Knocknagoshel National School launched its website on Tuesday morning and it has been described as ‘unique’ by those closest to its creation.

Teacher and site mentor, Kate McSweeney and Principal Máire Collins were on hand with their vibrant, village school committee and community to do the honours.

Hours of Hard Work

“This website is unique in the fact that students in 5th and 6th class took on the project to design and build it,” said work mentor, Ms. McSweeney.

“They put in many hours of hard work and had to learn a lot about website development to get the site up and running and were very motivated and enthusiastic right the way through the process.

Documents for Parents

“The site features information on the school such as upcoming events, opening hours and downloadable documents for parents.

“It also has pages devoted to the community in Knocknagoshel, where people can get information on local clubs and festivals as well as to view local landmarks.

News and Blog Section

“One of the most important aspects of the website is the news or blog section as this page is constantly being updated by the pupils.

“The blog acts as a way of keeping parents, family and friends far and wide up to date with the daily happenings at Knocknagoshel National School.

Edited and Published by Pupils

“Most of the articles here are composed, edited an published by the pupils themselves and many of the photos you see are also taken by them also.

“We hope that as many people as possible share the new site on their own social media sites so as to get word out that it is now live,” Ms. McSweeney concluded.

If you’d like to see what they’re ‘getting up to’ in Knocknagoshel all you have to do is click on the link below and a brand new and exciting window on the world of a village school and the community surrounding it will reveal itself to you. knocknagoshelns.ie 

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