In recent months, a number of History students in Loreto Community School in Milford were busy preparing their entry for the Youth Connect Student Video Awards. All students had to prepare a three minute video clip on the relevance of the 1913 Lock Out, its impact and how it relates to the concept of work. The school had four entries –
Group 1 were Margaret Ann Gallagher, Kate Haley, Ciara Haley and Chloe Borland (5th Year)
Group 2 were Dabhog Boyle, Aisling Tinney, Euan Robinson, Rachel Mc Geehin and Mairead Sweeney (4th Year)
Group 3 were Sean O’ Toole, Dominic Hull, Mark Borland, Ronan Speers and Jordan Mc IIwaine
Group 4 were Seamus Sheils, Lucy Mee, Amy Nelis, Roisin Cannon, Lauren Mc IIwaine and Chloe Kane
Group 1 were shortlisted in the category best screenplay, group 2 were shortlisted for best animation and group 3 for best acting. The award ceremony took place in the Savoy cinema in Dublin and students got to see their video production on the big screen.
Aaron Heffernan, Garda Gavin from the hit show Love/Hate was the guest speaker and presented the prizes. Group 2 won their category and won a special commemorated 1913 Lock Out medal. The group narrowly missed out on the first prize, which was a trip to New York city in May. Well done to all the students involved and hopefully they will make a return journey there next year!!!