Free digital workshops for schools at Public Record Office of Northern Ireland
Learn about the Battle of Messines with free digital workshops from the Nerve Centre’s Creative
Centenaries project and use animation and digital comic book storytelling to explore the role of
soldiers from the 36th (Ulster) and 16th (Irish) Divisions who fought alongside each other.
Following the two hour workshop, students can also get a behind the scenes tour of PRONI’s
WW1 archives and experience ‘Assembly Memorial Chairs’, In Flanders Fields Museums’
travelling art installation, inspired by the Battle of Messines.
Schools have the option in their workshop to use stop motion animation or digital comic book
technology to explore and learn about the battle. Students will also receive a new graphic novel
following the experiences of soldiers William Redmond and John Meeke in the lead up to and
throughout the Battle of Messiness, that took place in June 1917.
Workshops are allocated on a first come basis. For more information and to book contact
Niall Kerr at the Nerve Centre: firstname.lastname@example.org or 028 7126 0562.