The New Bridge Integrated College Year 10 students are involved in a programme with North Down Museum in Bangor and the County Museum, Dundalk.
The project intends to compliment the principles of the CRED project already successful in Year 10.
It aims to facilitate students from both sides of the border to participate in ‘Our Traditions, Our Stories’ meeting in both Museums over the lifetime of the ‘Birth of a Nation’ exhibition.
One objective is to produce a series of educational packs and a documentary that follows the students’ understanding and appreciation of the narrative of British and Irish history. During this project, pupils have been involved in a trip to Oldbridge House Drogheda to collaborate with students from St Joseph’s Secondary School, Drogheda.
The Year 10 pupils were able to explore the significance of some of the historical artefacts available in each museum as a precursor for the project work which involved working with artist Peter Baxter.
They had the opportunity to explore exhibits of historical and cultural interest at Oldbridge House and Bangor Museum.
Year 10 have worked with Peter to consolidate their ideas and create a stop motion short film that explores their interpretation of the experiences involved in this programme of work.