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We are lucky to have teachers, educators, students and historians blogging on the site, and you will find many interesting stories and perspectives on a wide range of subjects.
Student articles and insights, historian content, project tutorials, system updates and all the latest news from the ‘my Adopted Soldier’ project. If you would like to contribute, we would love to hear from you.

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15 Sep
2020
Remote packages for your classroom
Welcome teachersAs we emerge into a completely changed landscape for education, unfortunately, we are unable to visit your school, so we are in the process of trying to re-imagine how we can run the workshop remotely. Even though we can't visit your school, with remote technology we can still run the project in your classroom. We will provide full classroom set-up, lesson planning, step-by-step guidance and our team are ready to provide support at all stages of the project.
28 Sep
2019
Latest News | Project closing event | Published Archives
Foróige Digital HistoryClosing Event | Published ArchivesAs our students make the final changes and adjustments to their archives, we would like to take this opportunity to say a huge thank you to all involved. Your excellent detective work and your keen journalistic approach, has produced some excellent content and many stories, that have until now, remained untold. As expected much of our focus was on the Great War, and the many lives of Sligo people who were caught up in the conflict.
03 Sep
2019
Next Event | Saturday 7th September
September 7th | Media & ResearchOur next meeting is:Saturday 7th September @ the CRIB Sligo.  Here's all the latest news from the Foróige Digital History Project. At our third workshop on Saturday 7th , we will be looking at how to create and prepare digital media for your archive, and helping you along with your research.
20 Jul
2019
Foróige Project Launch | The CRIB | July 16th 2019
Foróige Project Launch - July 16th 2019Sligo 1914-1923 | A Digital History Project The project was launched at the CRIB Youth Centre in Sligo - and we were delighted to meet with project participants. Students from Sligo Grammar School, St. Attracta's Community School, Mercy College Sligo were welcomed and introduced to the Digital History Project which runs for the next 10 weeks and which will guide them in the process of research and creating digital media.
05 Nov
2018
Launching TY workshops | Armistice Day Centenary | November 2018
Transition Year Workshops | Irish Soldiers in World War 1   As part of the commemoration of WW1, we are pleased to announce that we will be running Transition Year Workshops for the 2018/19 School Year. We also have a collection artifacts from World War 1 to show the students, including bullets and shrapnel from the Somme and a soldier's shovel recovered from the front-lines. The workshop also includes a full installation of our platform and a step-by-step guide to creating digital archives in the classroom.
31 Aug
2017
Blog post by Shakée Knolle-Akyuez
My Adopted SoldierWhen I first heard about the "My adopted soldier" I did not realise how important and big it is. This project had the intention to educate us about the WWI and about all the courageous soldiers that died during the war. Because Irish and German students were a part of this project it was possible to see and learn about different kind of views on the war.
12 Jul
2017
How we got here
"For many families it was an inconvenient reminder of their close connection to British military, so, photos of relatives in uniforms and medals of honor were removed from mantelpieces and confined to boxes in attics and drawers"by A. HaugheyIt was a poignant moment when Irish and German students met for the first time in Leuven Irish College in Belgium.   After months of planning, 15 students from around Ireland met with 15 German students for a unique project on World War One.
06 Jul
2017
"Strange" by Hannah Politycki
 Einen Schritt und man betritt einen anderen Ort.  Dieser Ort spiegelt etwas wieder, etwas was man nicht in Worte fassen kann.  Trotz der dunklen Vergangenheit strahlt der Ort etwas helles, so friedliches aus Ein Ort zum Zurück- und gleichzeitig zum Nachvorneblicken Der kalte Stein verstrahlt Wärme Die bunten Blumen bringen Leben in das Grau Und ich, ich stehe nur vor diesem Grab und weiß nicht, wie ich mich fühlen soll Das tun wir alle nicht.
06 Jul
2017
"One among so many" by Hannah Politycki
Einer unter so vielenJeder war damals betroffen Jeder ist es heute noch Auch wenn in einer Weise Doch wir nehmen es nicht mehr war, haben es bereits ausgeblendet Es ist nicht mehr wichtig, hat keine Relevanz mehr für uns Wir wissen was war.  Ja, wir kennen die Daten, Orte und Zahlen.  Und das reicht uns.
04 Jul
2017
Hannah Politycki writes about her experiences on the trip to Belgium
Kaum sind wir deutschen Schüler nach einer 2-stündigen Zugfahrt in Liége angekommen, erwartet uns bereit ein, wie unser Bundespräsident aussehender Herr mit weiblicher Begleitung, Eileen und Brian, mit einer Kamera, die uns voraussichtlich die nächsten 4 Tage auf Schritt und Tritt begleiten soll. Ebenfalls mit den irischen Schülern kommen wir direkt ins Gespräch und die Stimmung ist in keinster Weise angespannt, sondern ausgelassen und fröhlich. Bereits nach den ersten Gesprächen mit den Koordinatoren, den Iren, oder auch nach den ersten Präsentationen ist uns klar geworden, wofür wir hier sind und warum dieses Projekt so einzigartig ist.