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Kids’ Own Book Factory on World Book Day!

Today is World Book Day 2017! And as part of The Sligo Children’s Book Festival launch, Kids’ Own were delighted to welcome Taunagh National School, Riverstown www.taunaghns.ie/ to join us at the Book Factory at The Model Sligo themodel.ie/.  Mayor of Sligo Marie Casserly mariecasserly.ie/ even called by to see the children’s work! A massive thanks to the pupils and teachers of Taunagh NS for their
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The Kids’ Own Book Factory at Sligo Children’s Book Festival 2017

The Kids’ Own Book Factory is back and will be resident at The Model during Sligo Children’s Book Festival with artist Naomi Draper and writer Jo Holmwood. Children and families are invited to join the book-making bustle and develop their own unique books through a creative process supported by the artist and writer. Places are limited so booking is essential. Thursday 2nd March: Schools only 9.30am/11am and Su
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Across an Open Field launches at Gael na bhFál, Belfast

Our brand new book, Across an Open Field, had its final launch in Belfast last Wednesday 1st February, and was celebrated by pupils from Gaelscoil na bhFál, who took part in the two-year history project, funded by the Department of Foreign Affairs Reconciliation Fund. At Gaelscoil na bhFál, 19 children were supported in their research by teachers Catherine McParland, Luíseach Fitzpatrick, Úna Méabh O’Hanlon, Róisín L
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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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