Additionally, teachers across the City will be trained and supported in delivering creative digital projects within the curriculum. These skills, for both teachers and learners, are entirely transferable and will ensure a real digital skills legacy for 2013 will remain in our schools for years to come.
Using Colmcille’s connection with Derry~Londonderry as an entry point, the Nerve Centre will create a suite of online digital resources that will allow pupils to explore the life and learning of the Columban monasteries and to study the Celtic crosses, religious objects and illuminated manuscripts produced there between the sixth and eighth centuries. Digital artists from the Nerve Centre will visit schools to support teachers and pupils as they create their own digital images and animations that bring to life the Celtic artwork and colourful vitality of the illuminated manuscripts.
In the age of the e-book, the children of the city will collectively produce a new digital work of art. This project will be led within schools by teachers themselves, with the Nerve Centre providing high levels of training and support but ensuring that the opportunity provided by 2013 for knowledge transfer to teachers is maximised and the strongest possible legacy is developed for the young people of the city.