North Kerry School Wins At National Fís Film Competition

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Pupils, parents and teachers from Scoil Mhuire gan Smál, Lixnaw at the Helix on Wednesday.

A NORTH Kerry school was one of the winners at the annual Fís Film Project competition in Dublin’s Helix Theatre yesterday.

Scoil Mhuire gan Smál, Lixnaw, won the Outstanding Achievement Award for Curriculum Relevance: Societal Issues.

The children of 5th and 6th and some first year students, along with their teacher Ms Susan Browne, Principal Ann Hilliard and parents, travelled to the Helix in Dublin.

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There were 22 schools from around the country invited to the final and every film won in different categories.

Scoil Mhuire gan Smál won the category for their “Stop Plastic Pollution” short film. The school won a plaque and an iPad for their efforts.

“It was an exciting day and a huge honour especially as Scoil Mhuire gan Smál, Lixnaw were the only Kerry school to reach the final and also this is the second time Scoil Mhuire gan Smál made it into the final,” said Susan Browne.

FÍS is a highly successful film project for primary schools that explores film as a medium of expression in relation to the arts, and introduces children to aspects of the film-making process. You can watch the school’s entry below…

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