On Friday 27th February, Rang Eoin,second year students from Desmond College, travelled to City Hall, Cork for the annual JCSP “Make a book” exhibition.
This years book/project was entitled “Remembering World War 1”. This was a cross curricular project involving the English, Art, History, IT and Horticulture departments. Students studied the history of World War 1, in particular trench warfare and the hardships endured by the soldiers. They studied war poetry and examined videos, photographs and posters from the period. This provided the inspiration for works of Art and creative writing, which culminated into a book and a display, which included a genuine artefact from the period-a German trench shovel.
This project also raised awareness of the involvement of Irish soldiers in World War 1 and highlighted the importance of remembering the fallen soldiers of World War 1. The project was so well received in City Hall, the JCSP Team have decided to include the Desmond College Project as part of their Dublin Exhibit. Congratulations to students and staff involved.