Euroscola Event in Strasbourg

[singlepic id=27 w=320 h=240 float=left]The students worked with other young people from 14 different European countries which included: Austria, Bulgaria, Denmark, Germany, Greece, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, The Netherlands, Poland, Portugal and Romania. They had the opportunity to discuss important issues such as “The Place of European Values in the World”, “Migration and Integration”, “Environment and renewable energies” and “Democracy and Citizenship” and other issues that are affecting all members of the EU today. Students also had a question and answer session in various official EU languages.

St Killian’s Pupils Win Trip to Visit European Parliament

[singlepic id=25 w=320 h=240 float=left]On 22nd February eight Senior Language students from St Killian’s College, Garron Tower and their teacher Manus Grogan will travel to the European Parliament in Strasbourg. The students will have the chance to work in multinational groupings with other young people from across the EU.

The fully-funded trip is the prize won by Nichola McNeill a Year 12 student for designing a leaflet on volunteering as part of a project to enhance student understanding of the role of the EU.

Media Club Review

This year my school, under the guidance of Mrs Blaney, introduced a Senior Media Club for students from Year 12.  I thought it offered a great opportunity and decided to join.

Many other students joined in too and we started to plan a project to advertise our school. Both groups made a Microsoft Photostory advertisement and our primary aim, was to create a fair, accurate and honest account of life in St. Killian’s College.

To make sure we created the best possible product, we planned exactly what we wanted to put into the film, and we did this using storyboards and a script. Once the photographs were taken and uploaded them, we put them into an order that would allow us to tell a story. Then, we wrote a script that we could record as a voice-over to our film. (The real task here was in ensuring that the images matched what we were saying.

When the two projects were complete, the School Principal; Mr Brady, Vice Principals; Mrs McKay and Mr McIlwaine,Head of Year 12; Miss Berry, and a well-known BBC sports-news reader; Mark Sidebottom,came to watch the final products. In the end, they were very impressed by the amount of time we had given up to make our advertisements as the Media Club runs during lunch (allowing us very little time).

The whole Media Club put a lot of effort into the projects and everyone contributed to the process by making everything work and by honouring the deadlines set.

I think that the Media Club is very worthwhile and a great opportunity for anyone interested in Media or getting into a job in this field.