What is the FÍS Film Project?
FÍS is a successful film project currently thriving in primary schools across Ireland. The initiative encourages children to explore the medium of film in the primary classroom developing essential skills in moving-image literacy, communication, teamwork, visual arts and even numeracy … oh yes, and it’s also lots of fun! (http://www.fisfilmproject.ie/ 5th Nov 2014).
The Junior Room developed and created a film entitled ‘The Fairytale of Hollymount NS’, based on a tale about Snow White who decided to send her dwarfs and the three little pigs to see the ‘best school in Ireland!’ Every child in the class took part in the piece. The final project was submitted to Tralee Education Centre. The film was screened in Siamsa Tíre as part of Kerry Film Festival and Hollymount NS was presented with a plaque in recognition of the project.
We were delighted to be told that the film had been forwarded to Fís Film National committee for consideration. We were invited to attend the Fís Film Award ceremony in the Helix theatre, Dublin on 4th November 2014.
The Fairytale of Hollymount NS was awarded ‘Highly Commended’ in the ‘Best Newcomer’ category.
We are hugely proud of all of our children and their fantastic achievement.
‘The Fairytale of Hollymount NS’ can be viewed on the following sites:
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