A circular was recently sent to all schools announcing the inclusion of two additional categories for the FÍS project 2015. The objective is to mark the “Decade of Centenaries” initiative and the “Active School Flag” project.
Films selected for the “Decade of Centenaries” award will convey a story or moving images that commemorate the anniversary of any key centenary event between 1912 and 1916. Films may comprise of historical enactments, explorations of records and primary source material, interviews with historians among other methodologies to commemorate a range of events. These may include, the Lockout, the Sinking of the Lusitania, the Easter Rising, the Civil War and the Treaty amongst others.
The “Active School Flag” category will accept films that tell a story depicting how schools strive to achieve a broad and balanced PE programme or how schools promote inclusive physical activity across the school day/year for all members of its community. For example, this story may be documentary in style capturing footage of the Active School Week in addition to ongoing PE, physical activity and school sport. It may also portray a PE related activity through fiction, action, adventure or other film genres.