Building the Team

Phase 1 of the project (2014-15), supported children as researchers, working alongside their teachers, and an artist and writer, to explore events that took place during the decade 1912-1922.

An initial teacher meeting in National Museum of Ireland’s Collins Barracks introduced the participating teachers to the work.

The aim of the meeting was to provide a space for teachers participating in the project to come together to begin to discuss and plan the project. In attendance were teachers from schools, north and south, artist Ann Donnelly & writer Mary Branley, representatives from the partner organisations, and an invited speaker Ann Murtagh – who brought special focus on historical research and relevant links that could be explored.

The artists Ann and Mary introduced their approaches to working with children, and supported the teachers through a discussion about child-led research.