The Longford Aisling festival committee are busy preparing for the Aisling Children's Arts Festival 2019. Every year some of the post-primary schools from Co. Longford take part in a Print Media Project in conjunction with the Longford Leader. Our school is involved this year.
Our students are very excited about the project and are looking forward to seeing their work in print.They are working towards creating the Aisling Supplement which appears in the Longford Leader the week before the festival (which this year takes place from 20th-26th October).
Abbey Corrigan, Rachel Maguire, Leigh Gurney and Michelle Laffan travelled to the Longford Leader offices on Wednesday 11th September in Longford where they met the editor, Alan Walsh, and journalist Jessica Thompson and the other teams from Scoil Mhuire and Árd Scoil Phadraig. They gained an insight into how a newspaper is put together, page layouts, generation of ideas for stories, setting and meeting deadlines, writing and editing their work, what a good story or piece of journalism should contain, and lots, lots more. Our TYs returned to school very excited about the project and are currently working on ideas for their stories. Thank you to our Principal Ms. Donohue who accompanied the students on the day, we look forward to reading the supplement.