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Exploring the Field Fences of Co. Sligo (SIP061)
One post-primary and eight primary schools were involved in researching, collating and documenting the information for this project, which aimed to increase students' awareness of their local heritage and improve their ICT skills.
18 months
Lead Organisation
John Joe Gallagher, Sligo Education Centre, Sligo
Project Aims
  • To make students aware of the many elements that make up the heritage of a locality.
  • To engage the pupils in cross-curricular initiatives that will develop an awareness of their own locality.
  • To use Hyperstudio as the primary resource to present the findings of the project.
  • To use e-mail as a communications tool.
  • To use a digital camera as a research and presentation resource.
  • To provide each participating school with resource material for posting to their school website.
  • To disseminate the findings of the project to a broad audience through the publication of a poster insert in a local newspaper.
Indicative Outcomes
  • Production of a booklet/magazine/multimedia presentation by each participating primary school giving information on its own particular environment.
  • A collation of the primary school projects into a newspaper page collage of Sligo's landscape features by the post-primary school.
Participating Schools
Ballinlig NS, Co. Sligo
Ballintogher NS, Co. Sligo
Ballintogher NS, Co. Sligo
Ballweelin NS, Co. Sligo
Banada NS, Co. Sligo
Cliffoney NS, Co. Sligo
Coolbock NS, Co. Sligo
Kilrusheighter NS, Co. Sligo
Rockfield NS, Co. Sligo
Ursuline College, Co. Sligo
Further Information

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