On Thursday, 12th May 2016, we celebrated the completion of a new and exciting joint module of students of St. Kilian’s German School and the Lycée Francais d’Irlande (LFI): a fascinating, trilingual multimedia exhibition on the topic of Human Rights, during which participating students presented their work of the preceding months. The exhibition consisted of short films, various visual displays, poetry and photography. Representatives of both the German and French Embassies were present at the event and could witness first-hand the continuing success of the Eurocampus Dublin.
The module was introduced at the beginning of the school year 2015/16 for students of the St. Kilian’s Transition Year and the LFI Seconde and was supported by the German and French Embassies. Students worked on the two main topics of Freedom of Expression and Utopia/Dystopia. The objective of the project was twofold: Firstly, the continued integration of pupils from both schools and the extension of the joint learning experience; Secondly, the students were to be involved in the production of a terminal project.
Four teachers were involved in the delivery of the module in the three languages of the Eurocampus: German, French and English. A double-period each week was timetabled during which the students worked on their project in small teams, did research and took part in workshops.
The project aimed to develop the critical thinking, analysis and evaluation skills of the participating students. By exploring the importance of Freedom of Expression in the European context, we nurtured an awareness of their common heritage and European citizenship.
The module was received incredibly well by teachers and students and the end result was excellent. We hope that we will have an opportunity to show the exhibition in the Goethe Institute and the Alliance Francaise in Dublin in the future. We look forward to continuing this Human Rights module next year.