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The ‘Every Child Gets a Book’ Initiative

Doreen Lundon Each December in Mount Seskin Community College it is tradition for books to be given as gifts from students to their younger siblings at home. The books are ordered by the Librarian in early November, Christmas paper and tags are bought, Sellotape stocked up on, and the library is set up for all… Continue reading The ‘Every Child Gets a Book’ Initiative

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EIRSAT-1 Space Art Challenge – Winning Entries

We were blown away by the level of engagement in our Space Art Challenge and we received over 320 individual student entries. Our judging panel consisted of the artists who created our Space Art tutorials, together with members of the EIRSAT-1 team in UCD. All judges selections were made anonymously, without sight of school or… Continue reading EIRSAT-1 Space Art Challenge – Winning Entries

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Echoes

by Joe Kelly The links between Kevin Mc Dermott and Trinity Comprehensive School have been strong for many years now and this bond was further strengthened in the past year through an innovative trilingual, international creative writing initiative. The JCSP Library in Trinity Comprehensive School, Ballymun, Dublin The residency saw Kevin work with a group… Continue reading Echoes

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JCSP Librarian in final of the School Library Association School Librarian of the Year Award 2020/2021

Éadaoin Quinn We are thrilled to announce that Éadaoin Quinn, JCSP School Librarian in Enniscorthy Vocational College, Co. Wexford is one of just 5 school librarians from across Irish, UK and International Schools, to have made the prestigious School Library Association Honour List for School Librarian of the Year 2020/2021. Éadaoin was one of the… Continue reading JCSP Librarian in final of the School Library Association School Librarian of the Year Award 2020/2021

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Life Under Lockdown – A Living History Project

by Mairéad Duggan “We are still here for you!” These were the first words posted by our wonderful JCSP Co-ordinator in Microsoft Teams in our online School Library Team. We are still here for you! It seemed like the most important thing to say. We had ventured into the unknown – a journey of remote… Continue reading Life Under Lockdown – A Living History Project

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Broadcasting Challenge

Interested in Developing your Broadcasting Skills? Over the past few months, the School of Jock has worked with 3 JCSP Library Project schools in Tallaght, Dublin. The aim of the project was to establish a Radio Station which would be based in the ‘Press Room’ of St. Aidan's Community School and which would be available… Continue reading Broadcasting Challenge

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JCSP Libraries 2km Photography Challenge and JCSP Libraries Home Photography Challenge

This May an exciting new photography initiative has just been launched by The JCSP Libraries project. This initiative is designed to promote visual literacy and creative thinking. There are two different versions of this challenge: The JCSP Libraries 2km Photography Challenge and The JCSP Libraries Home Photography Challenge. The JCSP Libraries 2km Photography Challenge A… Continue reading JCSP Libraries 2km Photography Challenge and JCSP Libraries Home Photography Challenge

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#SprINK20

by Joe Kelly, Eileen McDermott and Rebecca Ford On foot of the school closures due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the JCSP Librarian team initiated a range of challenges, competitions, and engagement activities to share amongst their project and school communities. Earlier in the year, the team, thanks to the work of Ciaran O'Doherty of New… Continue reading #SprINK20

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National Drop Everything and Read Challenge 2022

by Kathleen Moran Register your support for DEAR here We are inviting the entire nation to take time out and to ‘Drop Everything and Read’ for 20 minutes at 12 noon on Friday April 29th 2022. The simple idea is to promote the importance of literacy and to spread the joy of reading for pleasure… Continue reading National Drop Everything and Read Challenge 2022