Longtower Primary school comic book entries on Colmcille

Schools celebrate 1500 years since the birth of Colmcille

10 Dec 2021

To celebrate the 1500th anniversary of Colmcille's birth, the Nerve Centre Creative Learning Centre facilitated a cross border Colmcille Digital Schools' folklore project. 

Working with five schools in Derry/Londonderry and 5 schools in Donegal, this project saw the creation of ten animations based on the life of Colmcille, along with a comic book developed from the pupils' animations. Each of the schools received in-depth teacher training to facilitate their class in the creation of their animation. Due to covid this project was completed with training and in-class support provided online. 

We would like to say a huge congratulations to the following schools who took part in this project:

  • Scoil Naomh Cholmcille, Troy Island, Co. Donegal
  • Gartan National School, Co. Donegal
  • Gaelscoil Eirne, Ballyshannon, Co. Donegal
  • Robertson National School, Stranorlar, Co. Donegal
  • Scoil Cholmcille, Greencastle, Co. Donegal
  • Oakgrove Primary School, Derry
  • St Patrick's Primary School, Derry
  • Longtower Primary School, Derry
  • Nazareth House Primary School, Derry
  • Hollybush Primary School, Derry

View the animated story of Colmcille by the pupils from all 10 schools below