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Derry Visit

Recently our Year 11 GCSE History and Art students visited Derry as part of their studies on Northern Ireland 1965-1998 and art murals.

We started at the Siege Museum before heading to the Museum of Free Derry to view an exhibit on Civil Rights and Bloody Sunday. Jean Hegarty, née McElhinney, whose seventeen year old brother Kevin was one of the thirteen shot dead on Bloody Sunday, delivered a very poignant talk and Question and Answer session.

Further knowledge and understanding was then gained during a guided tour of the Bogside and its wonderful array of murals which depict ‘The Troubles.’

A visit to the Derry Girls mural was then a must. A truly inspiring trip and in the words of one of our pupils, a ‘humbling experience’ was had by all.


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