Year 8 United Irishmen Rebellion Workshop

On Thursday 5th December 8S travelled to the Joey Dunlop Centre to take part in a educational workshop based on the 1798 United Irishmen Rebellion. They were joined by Year 8 pupils from St. Paul’s College, Kilrea. During the workshop the pupils gained an insight into the preparations that were made for the battle and the actual events of the rebellion. The pupils in particular enjoyed the part where they got to handle some of the weapons that would have been used in the battle. Daniel Telford from 8S thought the trip was very good. He said ‘I really enjoyed the workshop as I got to wear the uniform of an officer and handle a rifle.’