St. Patrick’s Secondary School in Multinational European Pilot Project

The Transition Year group members who will be taking part in the project in the coming weeks. Front left to right: Adam Roche, Evan Walsh, Nathan Symth, Calvin Koch, Marco Gomez, Louis Merelo, Alex Bosch Suner and Louis Sotomayor. Middle left to right: Josh Ryan, Evan Kelliher, Paul Luka, Thomas Kelliher, Sean McConolouge, Ciaran O’ Connell, Miguel Prieto, Pablo Alavez, Evan Greaney and Cieran Murphy. Back left: Michael Griffin, Conor Cattigan, Shane Kelleher, Tomás Jones, Con Sheehan, Killian Dennehy, Michael Hickey, Gerard Costello, Gearoid Donegan and Thomas Keane.

Transition Year students in St. Patrick’s Secondary School have been selected to take part in an exciting multinational European pilot project.

The title of the project is: Promoting Media Literacy and Youth Citizen Journalism through Mobile Stories.

St. Pat’s will be one of five schools in Ireland which will be taking part in this exciting project.

The other countries involved in this project are Sweden, Finland and Romania.

Youth Citizen Journalism

The aim of the project is to promote Media Literacy and Youth Citizen Journalism with teenagers. The project seeks to trial the effectiveness of a Swedish educational tool called Mobile Stories.

This educational tool will help students learn how journalists work, how to discern trustworthy information and how to create content responsibly and ethically.

Throughout the course of the project students will use the tool to write different types of journalistic content from writing opinion pieces to news features and everything in between.

Awareness of News Reliability

The aim of the project is to develop students’ awareness around the reliability of the content they see themselves online and help them to determine the differences between opinion and fact.

In turn they should be able to distinguish reliable news from fake news that they encounter online on a daily basis.

The project will run for the remainder of the 2023/2024 academic year with the aim that each student will write at least one journalistic piece over the coming weeks.

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