Maynooth Post Primary School won the best interpretation award at the inaugural Irish Congress of Trade Unions’ Annual Youth for Decent Work video Awards.
The awards were presented on 27 March at a special screening in Dublin’s savoy cinema at which love/ hate star, Aaron Heffernan, was the MC.
ICTU Assistant General Secretary, Sally Anne Kinahan, said the Video Awards was launched last October as a module in the Working World series, Commemorating 1913 and the struggle for Decent Work, which seeks to encourage further participation and engagement by schools and students with Irish labour history and the struggle for decent work..
Students also get to experience and learn about scripting, shooting, designing graphics/animation and video editing. They were invited to create a three-minute collaborative group video which was new and creative, outlining their interpretation of Decent Work, what it means to young people and the impact of the events of 1913.
Forty seven entries were received and video entries from schools nationwide 20 were shortlisted for screening.
Ms Kinahan said that Congress was particularly pleased that they received 47 video entries from schools all across the country including Dublin, Louth, Kildare, Monaghan, Donegal, Limerick, Cork and Kerry. Twenty were shortlisted for screening.