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‘Across an Open Field’ launched with the pupils of Laghey P.S, Dungannon

Across an Open Field was launched at Laghey Primary School on Tuesday 31st January. Children from P3 to P5 were supported in their research by artist Ann Donnelly, writer Mary Branley, teachers Siobhan Coleman, Geraldine Martin and Magdelana Mullan, and Dungannon Library. Over 300 children from 10 primary schools in Ireland and Northern Ireland investigated global and national happenings, local events and family stor
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Newtownabbey pupils launch ‘Across an Open Field’

‘This is education at its best’ – Marie O’Donoghue of the Education Authority Across an Open Field was launched at Hazelwood Integrated Primary School in Newtownabbey on 26th January. The children were supported in their research by local artist Ann Donnelly, writer Mary Branley and teachers David Burgess and Bernie McCarron. The children focused on the Suffragettes and learned about key figures in the Ulster m
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Across an Open Field launches at Holy Rosary Primary School in Belfast

‘Across an Open Field’, the first history book written and illustrated by children from Ireland and Northern Ireland, was launched at Holy Rosary Primary School, Belfast on 23rd January 2017. Twenty-five children from the school took part in a two-year project led by Kids’ Own and funded by the Department of Foreign Affairs Reconciliation Fund. One of the areas of interest for the children at Holy Rosary PS was World
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‘Across an Open Field’ launched with the pupils from Nicker National School Co. Limerick

Across an Open Field was launched at Nicker National School, Pallasgreen Co. Limerick on Monday 12th December with the Thirty children from 3rd to 5th class who contributed to the book, revealing unique accounts and personal insights into the events of 1912-1922. Over 300 children from 10 primary schools across 8 counties in Ireland and Northern Ireland investigated global and national happenings, local events and fa
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Pupils from St Joseph’s Boys N.S. Co. Monaghan celebrate the launch of ‘Across an Open Field”

‘Across an Open Field’ was launched at St Joseph’s Boys National School, Carrickmacross Co. Monaghan on Thursday December 8th by Eugene O’Gorman, chairperson of the school’s Board of Management. Thirty-two children from 3rd to 6th class in St Joseph’s Boys N.S. contributed to the book, revealing unique accounts and personal insights into the events of 1912-1922. Over 300 children from 10 primary sch
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‘Across an Open Field’ launches in Dublin with pupils from St Brigid’s P.S. and Inchicore N.S.

Pupils from St Brigid’s Primary School in Haddington Road and Inchicore National School who contributed to the book celebrated the launch of ‘Across an Open Field’ last week in Dublin. Over 300 children from 10 primary schools across 8 counties in Ireland and Northern Ireland investigated global and national happenings, local events and family stories in the 1912-1922 era. The children became action
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‘Across an Open Field’ launches in Galway with Ciaran Cannon TD

Across an Open Field was launched in Galway at Northampton National School by Ciaran Cannon TD on Monday 5th December. Sixty children from 3rd to 6th class in Northampton National School, Kinvara, Co. Galway, contributed to the book, revealing unique accounts and personal insights into the events of 1912-1922. Over 300 children from 10 primary schools across 8 counties in Ireland and Northern Ireland investigated glo
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Kilkenny children help to create Ireland’s first history book written and illustrated by children

Across an Open Field is the first Irish history book written and illustrated by children. Twenty-six children from 3rd to 6th class in Lisnafunchin National School, Castlecomer, Co. Kilkenny contributed to the book, revealing local accounts and personal insights into the events of 1912-1922. Across an Open Field was officially launched by Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton, T.D. on Friday 25th November
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Exploring new places on the Virtually There Project

In the final of our Virtually There new artist and teacher posts, we introduce you to teacher Helena Byrne from St Colman’s Bann Primary School  and artist Rhona Byrne who have joined the new phase of the Virtually There project.   Follow Kids’ Own on instagram to view our Virtually There artist take over series. Teacher Helena Byrne at St Colman’s Bann Primary School, Laurencetown I moved to Manchester wh
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