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In My Day
This was a very special project that brought the fifth class girls from Scoil Mhuire Convent Primary School, Roscommon to join up with residents and attenders of the
Sacred Heart Nursing Home and Day-care Centre
To prepare them for this project, the girls research seveal topics that would help them to ask interesting and effective questions to encourage their older authors to remember stories to tell.
The topics included:
To guide their researches, the facilitator, Chris, brought in materials held in the Local History rooms of the library including classified pages from local newspapers, stories from the Folklore Commission Schools Survey and more.
- Food, farminfg and fairs
- Entertainment including dances and cinema
- Where we live, stories about the features of the local area, past and present
The girls practised their skills as story collectors by gathering stories from each other. They learnt how to be active listeners, asking helpful questions.