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Loreto Milford students win Youth for Decent Work Video Award

Loreto School Community School  won the Best Edit/Animation Award at the inaugural Irish Congress of Trade Unions' (ICTU) Youth for Decent Work Video Awards Pictured receiving the award are Loreto students, from left, Pabhog Boyle, Rachel McGeehin, Mairead Sweeney, Aisling Tinney and Evan Robinson with Aaron Heffernan, right.

Loreto School Community School won the Best Edit/Animation Award at the inaugural Irish Congress of Trade Unions’ (ICTU) Youth for Decent Work Video Awards Pictured receiving the award are Loreto students, from left, Pabhog Boyle, Rachel McGeehin, Mairead Sweeney, Aisling Tinney and Evan Robinson with Aaron Heffernan, right.

LORETO Community School, Milford, has won Best Edit/Animation Award at the inaugural Irish Congress of Trade Unions’ annual Youth for Decent Work Video Awards. The awards were presented Thursday last at a special screening in Dublin’s Savoy Cinema at which Love/ Hate star, Aaron Heffernan, was the MC.

Congress Assistant General Secretary, Sally Anne Kinahan, explained that the Video Awards was launched last October as a module in the Working World series Commemorating 1913 and the struggle for Decent Work which seeks to encourage further participation and engagement by schools and students with this topic.

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“The competition is not just about winning but learning along the way about Irish labour history and the struggle for Decent Work. The aim of the competition is to create a space and a creative outlet for students to identify what is important about what they have learned, find a way to express that creatively within a group, work collaboratively and develop skills to create a video, which is both educational and entertaining in terms of showing the impact of 1913 on our world today.”

Ms Kinahan said that by participating in this competition, students also get to experience and learn about scripting, shooting, designing graphics/animation and video editing.

“Students were invited to create a three-minute collaborative group video which was new and creative, outlining their interpretation of Decent Work, what it means to young people and the impact of the events of 1913. It was suggested that each video should contain three key learning outcomes of the group based on their research of the events of the 1913 Dublin Lockout and the concept of Decent Work.”

Ms Kinahan said that Congress was particularly pleased that they received 47 video entries from schools all across the country including Dublin, Louth, Kildare, Monaghan, Donegal, Limerick, Cork and Kerry. Of the 47 entries 20 were shortlisted for screening.

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