The Education Centre Tralee is delighted to collaborate with the PDST Technology in Education, FÍS (Film In Schools) project and Kerry Film Festival to continue and improve interest and participation in the FÍS Project.
FÍS is an initiative of the Department of Education and Science and is a project designed to introduce the medium of film as a support to the Primary School Curriculum (Curaclam na Bunscoile).
In this context we acknowledge the support of the all the Kerry schools that Participated in this year’s FÍS Film Project -CBS Primary School Tralee, Firies National School, Hollymount N.S. Rathmore, Knockanes N.S. Headford Killarney, Lauragh N.S. Tousist Killarney, Scoil Réalt na Mara Tousist Killarney, Spa National School Tralee, St. Brendan’s National School Fenit and Caherdaniel National School.
The Minister of Education and Science, Jan O'Sullivan TD, joined around 1000 primary schoolchildren from all over the country to celebrate the 10th National FÍS Film Festival at the Helix, DCU, on Tuesday 4th November. The Minister presented the overall Aileen McKeogh Award to Behy National School, Ballina, Co. Mayo for their film "The Battle Of Ardnaree" and to Carrigaline Educate Together National School, Carrigaline, Co. Cork for their film "Power Out". Such was the high standard this year that it was decided for the first time to split the award between two schools.
Also for the first time the the 10 years history of FÍS the show, hosted by RTÉ's Sinéad Kennedy and Eoghan McDermott, was broadcast live over the internet.
Film Category winners:
- For Special Effects - St. Brendan’s N.S., Fenit for “Be Careful What You Wish For”
- For Scriptwriting- Lauragh National School for “The Rábach”
- For Soundtrack - Caherdaniel National School for “Deception at Derrynane, The one that got away
Highly commended Awards were presented to:
- For L.Best Newcomer - Hollymount National School, Rathmore for “The Fairytale of Hollymount NationalSchool”
- For Curriculum Relevance - CBS Primary School, Tralee for “Communication through the Ages”
- For History - Spa National School, Tralee for “Spa’s Secret Story”