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Mid Ulster Schools take a creative approach in remembering the Decade of Centenaries

03 June 2016

Six Schools across Mid Ulster took part in the Creative Centenaries programme led by the Nerve Centre, Derry~Londonderry, and funded by Mid Ulster District Council.

Three sessions, which took place at the Burnavon, Cookstown, the Bridewell, Magherafelt and Ranfurly House Arts and Visitor Centre, Dungannon, examined key events from the Decade of Centenaries through digital skills training workshops.

With workshops in design and audio recording, students explored the Easter Rising and Battle of the Somme via Creative Centenaries resources which included comic books and educational animations.

Students were able to place themselves into key centenary events and think about how those involved may have felt, by recording news reports and creating posters and articles.

Chair of Mid Ulster District Council, Councillor C├íthal Mallaghan commented, “Not only are we encouraging young people to remember significant, historical events, we are doing so in a new creative way, where students have the chance to learn new digital skills. With the ever expanding Creative Industries sector, I might be looking at the next generation of experts in this room today.”

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