Larne and Inver PS pupils star in Ulster-Scots educational resource

Larne & Inver PS pupils Riley, Tyler and Imogen with (back) Suzanne Harrison, Northern Ireland Screen, Aisling Gallagher, Producer, Morrow Communications and Ian Crozier, CEO, Ulster-Scots Agency. (Submitted Picture).
Larne & Inver PS pupils Riley, Tyler and Imogen with (back) Suzanne Harrison, Northern Ireland Screen, Aisling Gallagher, Producer, Morrow Communications and Ian Crozier, CEO, Ulster-Scots Agency. (Submitted Picture).

A unique learning resource starring pupils from Larne and Inver Primary School has been launched with a special event at Stormont.

Entitled ‘Our Innovators: An Ulster-Scots Legacy ’, the comprehensive educational tool examines the legacy of local visionaries with Ulster-Scots connections and is available free of charge online.

Designed for Key Stage 2 pupils, ‘Our Innovators’ delves into the lives of six remarkable innovators including engineer Lord Kelvin and missionary Amy Carmichael.

Developed in association with a steering group of teachers, the bespoke programme covers a breadth of educational goals set by the curriculum.

Children who use the tool can explore the impact of some of the world’s greatest inventions, the effect of people on the natural and built environment, while also valuing and celebrating cultural diversity.

Created by the e-learning team at leading integrated communications agency, Morrow Communications, ‘Our Innovators’ is funded by Northern Ireland Screen’s Ulster-Scots Broadcast Fund and supported by the Ulster-Scots Agency and CCEA. The resource is hosted on a bespoke website - www.ourinnovators.com - and includes interactive material as well as educational videos featuring local primary students.

Aisling Gallagher, Producer at Morrow Communications said: “The participation of the school children has, I hope, made the resource something pupils and teachers will really want to use in their classrooms and I would like to thank all the schools that took part.”

Ian Crozier, Chief Executive Officer of the Ulster-Scots Agency said: “’Our Innovators’ adopts a dynamic and refreshing approach to promoting the rich heritage, history and culture of Ulster-Scots.”