PDST JCSP: Make a Book 2014
Dublin - 5th to 7th March 2014, Civic Offices, Wood Quay
Cork - 26th to 28th March 2014, Millennium Hall, City Hall, Cork
Make a Book is an annual celebration of reading, writing and the creative imagination of students and teachers involved in the Junior Certificate School Programme. The first exhibition was held in the Writers' Museum in 1999 with just 22 schools. Since then the project has gone from strength to strength, exhibiting in the Coach House, Dublin Castle for a number of years and now shows in two centres: Dublin City Council's Civic Offices on Wood Quay and Millennium Hall, City Hall in Cork. Last year more than 2,516 students from 125 schools participated in the project with the assistance of more than 419 teachers. There were hundreds of books on display often accompanied by amazing art and craft work. Some of the schools involved whole class groups in writing one big book, while in other schools everyone wrote their own individual books. There were huge, three-dimensional books, dainty little books, and collections of beautifully crafted and decorated texts that had been painstakingly put together. The books give us a great insight to the fascinating world of the Irish teenager.