Farrell encourages primary and secondary level students to enter all-island history competition

Fine Gael TD for Dublin Fingal, Alan Farrell has encouraged primary and secondary level students in Dublin Fingal to consider entering the ‘Decade of Centenaries’ history competition which is sponsored by the Department of Education and Skills, Mercier Press, and University College Cork School of History.


“The period between 2012 and 2022 is being defined as the ‘Decade of Centenaries’ and, to mark this, a history competition has been opened for all primary and post-primary level pupils. I would encourage eligible pupils in Dublin Fingal to consider entering this competition.


“There are four categories to which projects can be submitted with the first category being entitled ‘Decade of Centenaries’. Projects for this category are those which are related to Irish history between 1912 and 1922 and take the form of a bibliographical study of an individual, event or development that relates to this era. Other categories focus on projects which focus on the study of an individual; the study of a historical event which affected your local or regional area; and those which focus on issues and events which affected the island of Ireland.


“Projects can be submitted by a class as a whole, a group of students together, or by an individual student and there will be prizes for the winning entry in each category from both primary level participants and secondary level participants. The Department of Education has written to all schools providing them with further information on this competition.


“The closing date for entries is April 3rd and projects can be sent to historyaward@mercierpress.ie. I am sure that many great entries will be submitted by students from across Dublin Fingal. As this competition focuses on topics which are on the school curriculum, it will also provide pupils with the opportunity to further develop their knowledge on a particular aspect of the history curriculum which engaged them.”



Further information is available at http://www.education.ie/en/Press-Events/Events/Decade-of-Centenaries/History-Competition-for-Schools.html