For the past 2 years, students from Scoil Mhuire Trim have been working alongside students from Hittorf Gymnasium in Germany and Mickiewicz High School in Poland on the Erasmus+ project. This Erasmus+ project is about collaborative work between 3 schools and 2 museums to create and design an exhibition for the LWL museum in Dortmund, Germany. Our exhibition is based around the idea of a knowledge lab. The exhibition will consist of 3 sections: “Real vs Fake”, “Mine vs Yours” and “Copy and Paste”.
The project is designed to give one a better understanding of how certain information can be manipulated or twisted to become something that is untrue, especially within the media. On the 23rd of September, 5 students – Anna Hyland, Ava Thompson, Lauren Kenny, Emily Walsh and Shauna Dempsey and 2 teachers – Mr. Kajic and Mr. Reidy travelled to Krakow in Poland to meet with the partner schools/museums and make changes and improvements to the project. During the week in Krakow we took part in multiple workshops regarding the exhibition but also took some time out to explore the city. We were lucky enough to get the opportunity to visit Schindler’s Factory and Auschwitz Concentration Camp which was very memorable. We really enjoyed our stay in Krakow and loved getting to know the other students from Poland and Germany. The final week of our Erasmus+ project will take place in Dortmund, from the 17th until the 24th March 2019 and will culminate in the Grand Opening of the exhibition on the 23rd March. Mr. Reidy and Mr. Stobie will accompany 9 Scoil Mhuire students working on the final details of our exhibition that is sponsored by the EU. We look forward to next March and we hope that it is a success.