To commemorate the 1500th anniversary of the birth of Colmcille in Gartan, County Donegal, Donegal Library Service has commissioned The Nerve Centre Creative Learning Centre to work with primary schools on a digital folklore project. Donegal Library Service is working in partnership with library authorities in Sligo, Meath and Northern Ireland (Libraries NI.) Children from 20 primary schools, five from each authority, will examine the Schools’ Folklore Collection for stories relating to Colmcille. They will research and discuss stories with older people,possibly gather new stories. This will be done in a way that adheres to Covid19 restrictions.Through this cross generation work children will be engaged in the process of researching their local history and in developing interview and listening skills. The CLC will work closely with the designated teachers from each school, providing them training on how to create a digital animation with their class, from the initial idea, creating assets to animating and editing. Due to Covid-19 all sessions will take place online via zoom. The focus will be to train the teachers to deliver these animation sessions within their class. This will empower the teachers, up skilling them, so that we leave a lasting legacy, tools and resource which they can use year on year in their teaching.The project will culminate in a showcase event on the 7th of Dec.' 21 which will include the premiere of twenty digitally animated stories from each school.
Please note that the details of events listed above are provided by the relevant Local Authorities.