Quotes from schools
Tom Hubbard – Cahir:
“The project was a great experience and I enjoyed recounting my stories from the past to the children”.
Peg Kevin – Boherlahan:
“The Digital Recollections Project is a great initiative and great for the children to learn about their family history and the history of their locality”.
Philip Ryan – Boherlahan:
“I was really impressed with the initiative and thought the children were well prepared and professional”.
Martin Allen – Cappawhite:
“I wish to thank Cappawhite N.S. for their invitation to speak to Mrs. McMahons class about my childhood. I found it extremely pleasing to be able to talk to the children about life when I was their age. I was very pleased that they asked me so many questions about my childhood, it showed the great interest that particular time in my life gave them. I hope I enlightened them on that particular era.”
Arthur Landers – Golden:
“I was delighted to take part in this project as Golden is the school where my own education started. I have great respect and regard for the teachers and staff of the school and am proud to be associated with anything they do. I have a grandchild attending the school and two more grandchildren due to start there next year.”
Kathleen Kenny – Fethard
“I thought the Digital Recollections Project was a great idea and really enjoyed the experience. I thought the connection the project facilitated between young people and older people was very good.”
Mike Burke – Fethard
“I was honoured to be part of the project and thought it was a terrific idea. I enjoyed the children and thought it brought an interesting dimension to get the kids perspective.”
Siobhan Condon – Thomastown
“Overall I found the project very worthwhile and is an invaluable resource for posterity. It also benefitted the children who did the interviewing and they learned a lot through the process – it cultivated a respect for our Senior Citizens and they appreciated their wonderful wisdom and coping skills when life was hard, also their dependence on the neighbour and extended families.”