This will be a collaborative project between Monaghan County Museum and AmmA Centre — an Education Authority Creative Learning centre in Armagh. The project will involve up to 4 post-primary schools, two from Monaghan and two from Fermanagh. The theme for the project will be the ‘War of Independence’ which will have its centenary marked through a special exhibition in the Monaghan County Museum during 2020. The targeted participants will be KS3 & Junior Cycle students from the identified schools. Students will work collaboratively to research particular perspectives of the ‘War Of Independence’ using a range of sources including those made available by Monaghan County Museum and the Fermanagh County Museum.
They will then work with the AmmA Creative Learning team to capture and recreate these stories using a mix of digital techniques and traditional approaches including film, photography, green screen and virtual reality tools. A particular emphasis of this project will be the use of the Minecraft platform to recreate some of the ‘big houses’ in the border areas which came under attack during the War of Independence. The outcome of this project will be a series of high quality, mixed media digital stories that have been authored, performed and produced by the students under the expert guidance of AmmA Centre staff.
The outcomes will be made available online for public consumption and will be actively exhibited both online and as a merged reality component
Please note that the details of events listed above are provided by the relevant Local Authorities.