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Lights, Camera, Action! National Learning Network Tallaght Students Showcase Film Project

21 July 2010
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Wednesday, 21st July 2010: It was lights, camera, action for a group of students from National Learning Network in Tallaght as they showcased their media work at a special event in Tallaght Library today (21st July) attended by Mayor of South Dublin County Council, Cllr. Eamonn Maloney.

The selection of films and music presented at the event were created as part of ‘Film Projects 2010’, an initiative that sought to develop media skills and introduce students to the equipment and production processes used in creating, mixing and producing both film and music. The project was developed by National Learning Network in partnership with South Dublin County Council Library Service.

Fourteen students from National Learning Network’s Access and Vocational Skills Foundation courses participated in the project, which took place from March to July 2010. During the course of the project, participants accessed the many media resources of South Dublin County Council and benefited from the expertise of professionals working in the media sector.

Speaking at the event, John Doolin, Area Manager, National Learning Network in Tallaght, said, “All those involved in the project here at National Learning Network are very grateful to the staff of South Dublin County Council who provided the necessary facilities and have given so generously of their time and professional expertise. This Film Project is a wonderful example of how collaborative projects in the community, can, and do, work for the community.

“I know that all of the learners here today have benefited hugely from the experience. Not only have they improved their personal and vocational skills, they gained a wide range of specific media skills too. I’m sure you’ll agree that, judging by the quality of the work showcased today, the project has also unearthed much hidden talent.”

In attendance at presentation were members of the project team including representatives from National Learning Network, South Dublin County Council and Tallaght Library. Contributors from the Rua Red Arts Centre and the Big Picture were also present at the event.

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Note to editor:
National Learning Network is Rehab’s training and employment division and Ireland's largest non-Government training organisation with more than 50 purpose-built training and employment centres nationwide catering for over 5,000 students each year.

In Tallaght, National Learning Network learners are supported in developing the skills that they need to build lasting careers in jobs that reflect their interests and abilities. The centre offers both vocational training and rehabilitative training courses to people with a broad range of disabilities including physical, sensory, learning disabilities and mental health difficulties. At any one time, 79 students can access vocational training and rehabilitative training in the centre.