What was life like for children and young people on the island of Ireland a hundred years ago?
The focus of the project is on the social and cultural aspects of children’s lives over a century, and how they compare to life now.
The Fighting Words 100 Years Creative Writing Project will see participating primary and secondary schools from across the island partake in joint workshops, where stories and ideas can be shared. The project will be delivered in Irish and English, and will see children and young people from a variety of backgrounds encouraged to bring their own rich and diverse histories, stories and cultural traditions to this initiative.
The new stories generated will be delivered in a number of formats including graphic fiction, film, film animation and podcast and will be published by Fighting Words with support from the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media.
Catherine Martin TD, Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media has welcomed the development of the Fighting Words 100 Years Creative Writing Project. Minister Martin said: “I am delighted with the announcement by Fighting Words of their 100 Years Creative Writing Project. It is a great opportunity for children and young people to participate in this story-writing experience as part of the Decade of Centenaries Programme."
“This is a hugely exciting project and I’m really looking forward to seeing what the country’s young writers do with our big history.” - Roddy Doyle, Fighting Words co-founder and chair.
REGISTRATION FOR PRIMARY AND POST PRIMARY SCHOOLS: