FÍS is a successful film project currently thriving in primary schools across Ireland. The initiative encourages children to explore the medium of film in the primary classroom developing essential skills in moving-image literacy, communication, teamwork and visual arts. The FÍS methodology empowers teachers and children to explore the medium of film and digital media in the primary curriculum. FÍS helps develop many different areas of the primary curriculum and in particular develops active learning, creative thinking, language, imagination, collaborative learning and problem solving skills as well as giving children hands-on experience of using creative technology as part of the film making process.
Cappawhite NS participated in the FIS project for the first time this year. A short video, entitled 21st January 1919, the day that changed Irish History, was a short film, based on the Soloheadbeg Ambush. This film was directed by Mr. O Brien, assisted by Mr. Ryan and involved the pupils of Fifth and Sixth class 2018-2019. The film was nominated for the annual FIS awards in November and we are glad to announce that the school won the award for best direction. Well done to all involved.