Clontuskert N.S. Awards
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Two students from 5th class represented the school at the event.
The eventual winners were Brierfield National School.
Clontuskert worked on a project that commemorated 1916 and the one hundred years that followed while looking to the future to see what the next one hundred years would bring to Ireland. Students worked on digital storytelling skills across a range of media which included building elements of the project in Minecraft. The students collated their commemorative work in a project Sway that can be viewed here. https://sway.com/tDjZpJn0APEzD2MS A Sway is an interactive project portal in which documents and multimedia files can be embedded. It meant that all of the finished project work was displayed together.The students focused on the day to day events of the Rising, a background profile of each of the signees of the Proclamation and each of the executed leaders of the Rising. They also researched the effects of the Rising and the students were interested in how life has changed in Ireland in 2016. On foot of this they created a Proclamation for a New Generation which was uploaded to the Scoilnet National Proclamation site and can also be viewed in the project Sway above. https://www.scoilnet.ie/proclamationtemp… The students then created a film called Portal to MindRising which was adapted from original stories written by students in 3rd to 6th class. Construction was completed in Minecraft by 5th and 6th class and the screencasting and editing was completed by 6th class. https://youtu.be/SS9gey_TOhc
The project was printed out and displayed in the hall so everyone in the parish can view it. http://clontuskert.scoilnet.ie/blog/2016…
St. Augustine’s N.S. Clontuskert held a special 1916 Proclamation Day and Flag Raising Ceremony in the school on the 15th of March 2016. The Students hosted a presentation of our school project on 1916, a reading of the Proclamation for a New Generation, Irish music, song and dance followed by the raising of the Irish Flag.
Refreshments were served afterwards and many guests from the parish came to mark this special day. The school hall was packed with past pupils, past teachers, parents, members of Clontuskert Heritage Group and members of the community. Visitors were able to view the printed version of our 1916 Project which is now on display in the School/Community hall for the remainder of 2016.
The event can be viewed here: https://youtu.be/X5R0MSJsOds
The students were extremely interested in 1916 in view of the national emphasis on the event. They looked at the project innovatively with both a heritage application and focus on the impacts of the Rising on our lives today in 2016 and over the next one hundred years until 2116.
Yesterday, the Mad Scientist paid us a visit. We had a great time learning all about the air around us, gravity, atmospheric pressure and lots more. Everyone had great fun and we can’t wait for the next visit!
Congratulations to this weeks students of the week. Well done on your hard work, enthusiasm and good attitude.