6 Mar 2015

Award Ceremonies, Discover Cork: Schools’ Heritage Project 2015

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    The Discover Cork: Schools’ Heritage Project 2015 will come to its conclusion over two evenings in March. The award ceremony for County Cork schools takes place on Friday 13 March and the ceremony for the City on Friday 20 March (6.30pm start both evenings, Silversprings Convention Centre). Founded by Cllr Kieran McCarthy, the year 2015 marks the twelfth year of the award ceremonies for best local history projects submitted into the project. The Project is open to schools in Cork; at primary level to the pupils of fourth, fifth and sixth class and at post-primary from first to sixth years. A total of 25 schools in Cork City and 22 in Cork County took part in the 2015 Project. Approx 180 projects were submitted on all aspects of Cork’s history with 1300 students participating between individuals, group and class entries. The project in the city is kindly funded by Cork Civic Trust, Cork City Council and the Heritage Council. In the 2015 season prizes will also be provided by Sean Kelly of Lucky Meadows Equestrian Centre Watergrasshill, and the Lifetime Lab. The project in the County is funded by students and Cllr Kieran McCarthy.

     Commenting, co-ordinator of the project, Cllr Kieran McCarthy noted:

“One of the key aims of the project is to allow students to explore, investigate and debate their local heritage in a constructive, active and fun way. The Project attempts to provide the student with a hands-on and interactive activity that is all about learning not only about your local area but also about the process of learning by participating students. The Schools’ Heritage Project also focuses on motivating and inspiring young people”. A list of winning projects can be viewed at Kieran’s heritage website www.corkheritage.ie.

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