‘Across An Open Field’ Book Launch

25/11/2016
Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton, T.D. launches ‘Across an Open Field’, published by kidsown.ie.
‘Across an Open Field’ is Ireland’s first history book written and illustrated by children, and was launched (Friday 25th) in Kilkenny Education Centre.

Over 300 children from 10 primary schools in Ireland and Northern Ireland investigated the events of 1912-1922 during a two-year project led by Kids’ Own Publishing Partnership. Funded by the Department of Foreign Affairs Reconciliation Fund, the book was created by children aged 8-12 from schools in Antrim, Down, Dublin, Galway, Kilkenny, Limerick, Monaghan and Tyrone. The children became action researchers within their own communities, each school taking a different direction as the children found their own areas of interest and exploration. Several schools engaged a local historian to support them in their research.
Further Info Emma Eager at Kids’ Own Publishing Partnership
Ph: 086-3552789 | Email: communications@kidsown.ie

Photo Shows. Minister Bruton pictured at the launch.
Photo Brian Farrell

Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton, T.D. launches Across an Open Field, published by kidsown.ie. Across an Open Field is IrelandÕs first history book written and illustrated by children, and was launched (Friday 25th) in Kilkenny Education Centre. Photo Shows. Minister Bruton goes through Across an Open Field, published by kidsown.ie, with pupils from Lisnafunchin National School, Castlecomer, Co. Kilkenny who participated in writing the book. Photo Brian Farrell MORE; Over 300 children from 10 primary schools in Ireland and Northern Ireland investigated the events of 1912-1922 during a two-year project led by KidsÕ Own Publishing Partnership. Funded by the Department of Foreign Affairs Reconciliation Fund, the book was created by children aged 8-12 from schools in Antrim, Down, Dublin, Galway, Kilkenny, Limerick, Monaghan and Tyrone. The children became action researchers within their own communities, each school taking a different direction as the children found their own areas of interest and exploration. Several schools engaged a local historian to support them in their research. Further Info Emma Eager at KidsÕ Own Publishing Partnership Ph: 086-3552789 | Email: communications@kidsown.ie

Photo Shows. Minister Bruton goes through Across an Open Field, published by kidsown.ie, with pupils from Lisnafunchin National School, Castlecomer, Co. Kilkenny who participated in writing the book. Photo Brian Farrell

Further Info Emma Eager at Kids Own Publishing Partnership
Ph: 086-3552789 | Email: communications@kidsown.ie

25/11/2016 No Repoduction Fee if used with reference to "Across an Open Field". Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton, T.D. launches ÔAcross an Open FieldÕ, published by kidsown.ie. Across an Open Field is IrelandÕs first history book written and illustrated by children, and was launched (Friday 25th) in Kilkenny Education Centre. Photo Shows. Sean Dunne from Lisnafunchin National School, Castlecomer, Co. Kilkenny, ( on of the ten primary schools involved in producing the book) anxiously awaits the arrival of the minister. Photo Brian Farrell MORE; Over 300 children from 10 primary schools in Ireland and Northern Ireland investigated the events of 1912-1922 during a two-year project led by KidsÕ Own Publishing Partnership. Funded by the Department of Foreign Affairs Reconciliation Fund, the book was created by children aged 8-12 from schools in Antrim, Down, Dublin, Galway, Kilkenny, Limerick, Monaghan and Tyrone. The children became action researchers within their own communities, each school taking a different direction as the children found their own areas of interest and exploration. Several schools engaged a local historian to support them in their research. Further Info Emma Eager at KidsÕ Own Publishing Partnership Ph: 086-3552789 | Email: communications@kidsown.ie

Photo Shows. Sean Dunne from Lisnafunchin National School, Castlecomer, Co. Kilkenny, ( on of the ten primary schools involved in producing the book) anxiously awaits the arrival of the minister.
Photo Brian Farrell

Further Info Emma Eager at Kids’ Own Publishing Partnership
Ph: 086-3552789 | Email: communications@kidsown.ie

25/11/2016 No Repoduction Fee if used with reference to "Across an Open Field". Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton, T.D. launches ÔAcross an Open FieldÕ, published by kidsown.ie. Across an Open Field is IrelandÕs first history book written and illustrated by children, and was launched (Friday 25th) in Kilkenny Education Centre. Photo Shows. The Weight of HistoryÉ. Aimee Dunne and Killian Lacey pupils from Lisnafunchin National School, Castlecomer, Co. Kilkenny carry copies of Across and Open Field into the Kilkenny Education Centre, yesterday for the books launch by Minister Richard Bruton. Lisnafunchin National School is one of the ten primary schools involved in producing the book which is published by kidsown.ie Photo Brian Farrell MORE; Over 300 children from 10 primary schools in Ireland and Northern Ireland investigated the events of 1912-1922 during a two-year project led by KidsÕ Own Publishing Partnership. Funded by the Department of Foreign Affairs Reconciliation Fund, the book was created by children aged 8-12 from schools in Antrim, Down, Dublin, Galway, Kilkenny, Limerick, Monaghan and Tyrone. The children became action researchers within their own communities, each school taking a different direction as the children found their own areas of interest and exploration. Several schools engaged a local historian to support them in their research. Further Info Emma Eager at KidsÕ Own Publishing Partnership Ph: 086-3552789 | Email: communications@kidsown.ie

Photo Shows. The Weight of History.
Aine Dunne and Killian Lacey pupils from Lisnafunchin National School, Castlecomer, Co. Kilkenny carry copies of Across and Open Field into the Kilkenny Education Centre, yesterday for the books launch by Minister Richard Bruton. Lisnafunchin National School is one of the ten primary schools involved in producing the book which is published by kidsown.ie
Photo Brian Farrell

25/11/2016 No Repoduction Fee if used with reference to "Across an Open Field" Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton, T.D. launches ‘Across an Open Field’, published by kidsown.ie. Across an Open Field is Ireland’s first history book written and illustrated by children, and was launched (Friday 25th) in Kilkenny Education Centre. Photo Shows. Minister Bruton pictured at the launch. Photo Brian Farrell

25/11/2016 No Repoduction Fee if used with reference to "Across an Open Field". Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton, T.D. launches ÔAcross an Open FieldÕ, published by kidsown.ie. Across an Open Field is IrelandÕs first history book written and illustrated by children, and was launched (Friday 25th) in Kilkenny Education Centre. Photo Shows. Window of Opportunity..... Ashling Lawless,from Lisnafunchin National School, Castlecomer, Co. Kilkenny,( on of the ten primary schools involved in producing the book) gets a sneak preview while waiting for the minister to arrive. Photo Brian Farrell MORE; Over 300 children from 10 primary schools in Ireland and Northern Ireland investigated the events of 1912-1922 during a two-year project led by KidsÕ Own Publishing Partnership. Funded by the Department of Foreign Affairs Reconciliation Fund, the book was created by children aged 8-12 from schools in Antrim, Down, Dublin, Galway, Kilkenny, Limerick, Monaghan and Tyrone. The children became action researchers within their own communities, each school taking a different direction as the children found their own areas of interest and exploration. Several schools engaged a local historian to support them in their research. Further Info Emma Eager at KidsÕ Own Publishing Partnership Ph: 086-3552789 | Email: communications@kidsown.ie

Photo Shows. Window of Opportunity….. Ashling Lawless,from Lisnafunchin National School, Castlecomer, Co. Kilkenny,( on of the ten primary schools involved in producing the book) gets a sneak preview while waiting for the minister to arrive.
Photo Brian Farrell

25/11/2016 No Repoduction Fee if used with reference to "Across an Open Field". Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton, T.D. launches ÔAcross an Open FieldÕ, published by kidsown.ie. Across an Open Field is IrelandÕs first history book written and illustrated by children, and was launched (Friday 25th) in Kilkenny Education Centre. Photo Shows. The Weight of HistoryÉ. Aimee Dunne and Killian Lacey pupils from Lisnafunchin National School, Castlecomer, Co. Kilkenny carry copies of Across and Open Field into the Kilkenny Education Centre, yesterday for the books launch by Minister Richard Bruton. Lisnafunchin National School is one of the ten primary schools involved in producing the book which is published by kidsown.ie Photo Brian Farrell MORE; Over 300 children from 10 primary schools in Ireland and Northern Ireland investigated the events of 1912-1922 during a two-year project led by KidsÕ Own Publishing Partnership. Funded by the Department of Foreign Affairs Reconciliation Fund, the book was created by children aged 8-12 from schools in Antrim, Down, Dublin, Galway, Kilkenny, Limerick, Monaghan and Tyrone. The children became action researchers within their own communities, each school taking a different direction as the children found their own areas of interest and exploration. Several schools engaged a local historian to support them in their research. Further Info Emma Eager at KidsÕ Own Publishing Partnership Ph: 086-3552789 | Email: communications@kidsown.ie

25/11/2016
Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton, T.D. launches ÔAcross an Open FieldÕ, published by kidsown.ie.
Across an Open Field is IrelandÕs first history book written and illustrated by children, and was launched (Friday 25th) in Kilkenny Education Centre.
Photo Shows. The Weight of History.
Aimee Dunne and Killian Lacey pupils from Lisnafunchin National School, Castlecomer, Co. Kilkenny carry copies of Across and Open Field into the Kilkenny Education Centre, yesterday for the books launch by Minister Richard Bruton. Lisnafunchin National School is one of the ten primary schools involved in producing the book which is published by kidsown.ie
Photo Brian Farrell

25/11/2016 No Repoduction Fee if used with reference to "Across an Open Field". Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton, T.D. launches ÔAcross an Open FieldÕ, published by kidsown.ie. Across an Open Field is IrelandÕs first history book written and illustrated by children, and was launched (Friday 25th) in Kilkenny Education Centre. Photo Shows. Window of Opportunity. Killian Lacey and Ashling Lawless from Lisnafunchin National School, Castlecomer, Co. Kilkenny, ( on of the ten primary schools involved in producing the book) get a preview of the book. Photo Brian Farrell MORE; Over 300 children from 10 primary schools in Ireland and Northern Ireland investigated the events of 1912-1922 during a two-year project led by KidsÕ Own Publishing Partnership. Funded by the Department of Foreign Affairs Reconciliation Fund, the book was created by children aged 8-12 from schools in Antrim, Down, Dublin, Galway, Kilkenny, Limerick, Monaghan and Tyrone. The children became action researchers within their own communities, each school taking a different direction as the children found their own areas of interest and exploration. Several schools engaged a local historian to support them in their research. Further Info Emma Eager at KidsÕ Own Publishing Partnership Ph: 086-3552789 | Email: communications@kidsown.ie

Photo Shows. Window of Opportunity.
Killian Lacey and Ashling Lawless from Lisnafunchin National School, Castlecomer, Co. Kilkenny, ( on of the ten primary schools involved in producing the book) get a preview of the book.
Photo Brian Farrell

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School Sports

 

Our School Sports took place on Thursday, 16 th June. Our 6th Class planned and organised it themselves and did a brilliant job. We all had a really enjoyable day – even the teachers got to take part in a race!

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100 Year History Project

We have been taking part in the 100 Year History Project this year. It is a project involving 12 schools, 6 from Northern Ireland and 6 from the Republic Of Ireland. The idea is that we share stories with a connection to our own localities, from the decade 1912 to 1922.

At the end of the project the schools’ work will be published in a book to show the diversity of experiences amongst the people in different parts of the island of Ireland at this time.

The link on the right of this page will take you to the project’s website and below is a collection of pictures and writing giving you a flavour of the work we did in our school.image image image image

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Easter Holidays

Ms. Stone’s Class, ready to go home for the Easter Holidays, with Easter eggs in hand!!

 

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Flag-Raising Ceremony

image imageWe held our flag-raising ceremony today. Well done to all the pupils from all the classes who entertained and informed us. Below are a picture and  videos , plus the new proclamation which our pupils wrote, and read out this morning.

Reading our 2016 Proclamation

Flag raising

Amhrán na bhFiann

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Proclamation by S N Lisnafunchin

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World Book Day

The senior class read books to the junior class on world book day. Everyone enjoyed reading very much.image image image image image image

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Friends for life programme

On Monday we had the friends programme we had to draw a person and Ms. Stone gave us a feeling to draw. We couldn’t use words to describe how our person was feeling. Like if it was excited we would draw his heart pounding fast.

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1916 pictures

The senior class made 1916 pictures after reading the book” The Guns Of Easter”. They all had great ideas on what 1916 was like.

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1916 Proclamation Commemoration

Our pupils got together to read the Proclamation of 1916 to learn what sort of country the signatories wanted Ireland to be.

The pupils then discussed how they would like Ireland to become a better country in the next 100 years, and they wrote their own Proclamation for 2016

Proclamation by S N Lisnafunchin

 

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Friends For Life Programme

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This year we started a new programme called Friends For Life. It’s about learning about friends and family and being able to deal with different emotions

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