The theme for Catholic Schools’ Week is family, and as the whole school will celebrate this week, here in Archives and the Digital Learning Centre we’ve focused on two displays; a window displaying both books and DVDs featuring families.
We put together a small exhibition of family trees from both staff and students. Many of our 4th year students undertake this as a project, and work with us here in the DLC (Digital Learning Centre) on locating as much information from both living relatives, our census records, old documents and photographs in the family home.
Many of our students have had fathers, grandfathers and even great grandfathers attending Blackrock College, and as we have a dedicated Archives department we hold numerous records about past pupils. Clare and Caroline prepared some material to illustrate the kinds of materials that are held and how our students can go about locating them.
Here is a snapshot of some of the family trees that have been put together – well done to all students and staff.