Stop Motion Animation:  

2nd year students in Ardscoil Ris Limerick, created a stop motion animation to highlight child homelessness. Students worked together with their peers in sub-group to develop; characters, sets and audio for the animated film.

During the creative process students had the opportunity to hear from Una Burns (Head of Policy and Communication at Novas) who emphasised the extent of the homeless crisis in their local community. During the project students worked with a variety of different materials and engaged with digital technology equipment when taking photos of their work and editing the film using iMovie.

The stop motion animation was screened for the first time at an event organised by teacher, Fergal Kilkenny, in the Clayton Hotel Limerick. At the event students heard from keynote speaker, Jan O’Sullivan TD who thanked students on their hard work and dedication working on a project that would raise awareness of child homelessness. Students work was subsequently commended online via Twitter by a number of influential people.

‘The Lost Home’ was selected to be screened at two of Irelands most prestigious film festivals for young people; Fresh Film Festival and First Cut! Youth Film Festival. Students attended both festivals and had the chance to see the work they made on the big screen!

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An photograph taken at First Cut Youth Film Festival of 4 of the students involved in the project was published in the Irish Examiner newspaper 08/03/2019.

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Students also subsequently had the opportunity to speak about their work live on radio.

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To find out more about the creative process undertaken for this scheme of work, click on then following link (scheme plan document): https://drive.google.com/open?id=1GQZ5zu09Y9c6EQqFRLXeTAXm8nXkYXxk