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THE BoB PROJECT

Margaret Aylward Community College The BoB Project is a family literacy programme in collaboration with the HSCL of the school, to develop a home environment conducive to reading for pleasure. Books and other reading materials are provided to families who may benefit from a focused literacy approach. Reading and child development, the benefits of reading… Continue reading THE BoB PROJECT

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We are Hiring!

CDETB Curriculum Development Unit: School Librarian/s JCSP Demonstration Library Project The JCSP Demonstration Library Project is inviting applications for the position/s of JCSP School Librarian. The employer for these positions is the City of Dublin ETB and the position/s are based at Larkin Community College, Cathal Brugha St., Dublin 1 and Mount Carmel Secondary School,… Continue reading We are Hiring!

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EIRSAT-1 Space Art Challenge

The EIRSAT-1 Team in UCD and JCSP Libraries have come together to create the Space Art Challenge. This exciting new space-themed art competition is open to students in JCSP schools across Ireland https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HYIa15hJnpI&ab_channel=JCSPLibraries Free video tutorials with artists Helen Robinson, Jessica Erkal, Aidan Courtney, Emer O Boyle and Alan Nolan will be posted weekly on the… Continue reading EIRSAT-1 Space Art Challenge

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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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Read All About it! Our School Newspaper – The Mile Post

by Éadaoin Quinn It is always on a Thursday at “little break” when The Mile Post is distributed. The newspaper team armed with bundles of papers, take their places at the lockers and the entrance to the canteen, awaiting the bell. The buzz of excitement is evident as both students and staff rush to get… Continue reading Read All About it! Our School Newspaper – The Mile Post

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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