This is year 3 of the Comenius Project “Children’s Literature Through Fingers” We are making a CD ROM based on the story of Diarmaid agus Gráinne. Each class in the school has contributed some material to the CD-ROM.
Johnny has recorded music
which he and the pupils of 2nd
The class are working on a song which tells the Diarmaid and Gráinne
story in the Irish language.
Jennifer has worked with the
teachers in gathering all the information for the CD Rom.
Most of the material is now
ready and work on putting it all together will be the next step.
This work is the beginning of a development,
which can continue on in future years. Many of the stories and
interesting data from this historically wealthy area will be in
electronic format. This will ensure their endurance and their
availability for future generations. Children will begin to have an
awareness of their local area. There is enough history in Ovens alone to
fill a curriculum for many years. A local history quiz was held in the
school. There were a huge number of entries and the first all-correct
answers out of the box were:
Congratulations to the winners and thanks to all those who took part
Encouraging children to use computers and
technology in a constructive manner is another aim of the project.
Scanning pictures, recording voices and using programmes such a s
PowerPoint is giving children an opportunity to gain first-hand experience
of modern technology. The final product should be a testament to
the work undertaken.
We have gained considerable experience in the use of the digital video. We used it to record the scene for Diarmaid agus Gráinne. We have edited the original film and work on the material for the CD rom is ongoing. We got excellent training in the use of the video and this has proved most worthwhile. We even produced a video of our concert. This is most entertaining.
The response to each of the above appeals was absolutely fantastic. It has given us great encouragement. Thanks to all who helped. We hope that you will join us during the week in June.