The “Secret’s and Shadows” One Book One Community Quiz Grand Final took place today in the President’s Hall, Law Society. There were a total of 13 tables with students from across 9 schools, adults from the locality, gardai from the Bridewell and parents taking part. Everyone had a great time!
Congratulations to all who took part and to the winners and runners-up. A big thank Cillian MacDomhnaill, Law Society, Ian Roller, DIT, all at NWICN, the gardai at the Bridewell and Ann and Bobbi from An Siol.
1st: “The Brunner Boys”- Brunswick St Primary
2nd: “Dublin 7 ET Phone Home”- Dublin 7 Educate Together NS
Joint 3rd: Stanhope Secondary & Christ the Kings Girls
Diverse community groups from Dublin’s Northside inner city have come together today (Friday, 9th November) to participate in a unique reading project that sees school children, community groups, senior citizens groups and local businesses all read one book by a local author at the same time and share their experiences with one another.
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One Book One Community literacy project involves getting the whole community (all the local schools, community groups, old folks groups, women’s groups, local Gardaí etc.) reading the same book, at the same time.
The project will involve all the local schools (Stanhope Street Primary School, Stanhope Street Secondary, St Gabriels NS Cowper Street, Dublin 7 Educate together, Brunswick Street Primary, St Paul’s CBS Brunswick Street, Christ the King Girls Senior School, An Síol, Aosog, The Gardai, St Bricin’s Old Folks, Aughrim Street Old Folks, Drumalee old Folks and local businesses.
The book we have chosen for the project is “Secrets and Shadows” by Brian Gallagher. Brian Gallagher is an Irish author from this area and his book is set in the 1940’s. In the book it describes places like Arbour Hill – The Piggery and Drumalee – The Cattle Market.
The project as a fantastic way of getting the whole community READING and all talking about the book and about reading at the same time. It is also a fantastic opportunity to allow the children of the area to learn about the area in which they live and to recognise its historic significance.
The official launch takes place Friday 9th November.
One of Ireland’s finest traditional storytellers Niall de Burca and children from 10 Schools in Dublin 7, Senior Citizens Groups, Community Groups, Gardaí and local businesses will share stories and participate in a reading workshop in The Lighthouse Cinema on Friday, 9th November 2012 at 10am.
The workshop will mark the launch of the One Book One Community in which community groups and schools from Dublin’s North Inner City will read the same book by a local author at the same time and share their experiences.