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Jun
19
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Strule Summer Workshops

Strule Summer Workshops   Minecraft (24 – 27th July 2017) An epic four day challenge to construct a virtual Strule Shared Education Campus using Minecraft. >>Apply Online   Quick Fire Filmmaking (24th & 25th & 26th July 2017) Fancy yourself as a budding film maker or maybe  […]

May
30
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AmmA Summer Creative Workshops 2017

AmmA Creative Workshops – Summer 2017   Workshops run from 10.00 a.m. – 3.00 p.m. [unless stated otherwise] Workshops cost £5 per day. Visit www.ammacentre.org to apply online. Applications should be submitted online by Friday 16 June. For any enquiries […]

May
15
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Digital Technology Courses in AmmA – Term 3

We are offering the following digital technology courses to teachers during Term 3. All courses will take place in the AmmA Centre from 9.30 a.m. – 3.00 p.m. Soundscape [Primary / Post-Primary] In this course participants will explore the elements […]

Apr
13
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RDS Primary Science Fair

A full day out for primary school pupils, families and teachers, the RDS Primary Science Fair showcases Key Stage 2 and 4th-6th class primary school science-themed projects alongside an exciting educational entertainment programme including large scale science shows and interactive […]

Mar
10
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Integrating UAV’s in your Classroom

Capita & the Nerve Centre Belfast invite you an event to explore integrating UAV’s in your classroom learning. Event Date: 27 Mar 2017 Event Location: Nerve Centre, Somerset Street Belfast BT7 2GS Everywhere you turn, there is talk about Unmanned […]

Mar
8
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Work Experience @ AmmA 2017

As in previous years, we are offering Work Experience for your students during the week commencing Monday 10th April: 9.30 a.m. – 4.00 p.m. daily. This Work Experience consists of a ‘task’ that will be set for each of the groups involved.  […]

Jan
19
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RDS Primary Science Fair Belfast – Call for Entries

RDS Primary Science Fair Belfast – Call for Entries  The RDS Primary Science Fair is coming to Belfast this June 8-9 and is now looking for primary schools to apply. Open to Key Stage 2 classes the Fair is a […]

Sep
22
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BFI Film Academy – for young aspiring filmmakers

  [rlslider id=5392] Are you 16-19? Passionate about film? Want a career in the film industry? >> CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD APPLICATION FORM >> Deadline for applications is Friday 30th September 4:00pm >> Return application form to Vanessa Treanor at the […]

Sep
14
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Beginner 2 Band Autumn 2016

  Are you between 13-17 years old and want the opportunity to create, record and perform original music?  We are pleased to say Beginner 2 Band (B2B) Autumn 2016 is waiting to hear from you.  This will give you an […]

Jun
10
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Digital Fabrication & Future Making for Textiles

‘Digital Fabrication & Future Making for Textiles’ summer workshop will be taking place in AmmA 10th – 12th August 2016.  These workshops will give participants the opportunity to experiment with a variety of digital fabrication processes and future making techniques.  […]

May
27
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Scheme 1 Introductory Support

Creative Use of Digital Media in the Primary School – Scheme 1 Introductory Support   AmmA Creative Learning Centre [CLC] continues to work with teachers and young people to develop ways in which digital technology can be used creatively to […]

Feb
12
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BBC Ten Pieces – Getting creative with classical music

Ten Pieces II is a nationwide project which aims to open up the world of classical music to 11-14 year olds.  Ten classical pieces have been selected to act as a starting point to provide inspiration to develop their own […]

Feb
2
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NI Science Festival: Time Travel

The AmmA Centre is pleased to announce that as part of the NI Science Festival we will be organising a STEM activity day on 20th February (11:00 – 15:00) in our centre for ages 8+. The event will consist of hands […]

Jan
28
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Work Experience @ AmmA 2016

As in previous years, we are offering Work Experience for your students during the week commencing Monday 21st March: 9.00 a.m. – 5.00 p.m. daily. This Work Experience consists of a ‘task’ that will be set for each of the groups […]

Dec
7
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Hour of Code

Join students all over the world for an Hour of Code during Computer Science Education Week, December 7-13. We’re aiming to reach 100, 000 Hour of Code events worldwide, introducing millions of new learners to computer science! What is the […]

Nov
10
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FREE ONLINE COURSE: Teaching Literacy Through Film

Why use film to teach literacy? This free online course, led by film education experts from the British Film Institute (BFI) and film education charity Into Film, will examine the debate surrounding film as a vehicle for teaching literacy, alongside […]

Oct
5
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#PhoenixAmmA #TeacherDojo & Hackathon

Come along to Phoenix IPS to find out more about how to introduce computer coding into the primary classroom. Supported by AmmA Centre, Armagh, teachers will hear how we got started and have an opportunity to experience a series of […]

Sep
24
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Film Academy is Back for 2015/16

If you’re interested in a career in the film industry and aged 16-19, then AmmA BFI Film Academy is for you. Running from 15th October 2015 to 25th February 2016 (every Thursday night, 4.30pm to 9.00pm, except holidays) in the […]

Sep
11
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AmmA Teacher Training Courses 2015/16

  AmmA Centre is offering an extensive range of training opportunities for teachers and educators as part of the 2015/2016 school year. The course list is now online and applications are open. This year we have a blend of new […]

Sep
4
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Into Film – Twilights Courses @ AmmA Centre

The AmmA Centre along with Into Film are offering a variety of different twilight courses which are all aimed at using Film as a means to raise literacy attainment. These twilights are available to: Primary Teachers Post Primary Teachers Teaching […]

Jul
20
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Thinkuknow: ParentInfo – a new free service for schools

Today alongside the Parent Zone we launch ParentInfo, bringing together expert, up-to-date content aimed at parents and carers for schools to host on their own websites. You can sign up for the service at ParentInfo.org and start hosting information for […]

Jul
1
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AmmA Film Club

Film clubs give children and young people the opportunity to watch, discuss and review films, as well as training and online resources to make their own films. This is a fantastic launch pad for introducing young people to film, as […]

Jun
4
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AmmA Summer Music Workshops 2015

    Workshops run from 10.00 a.m. – 3.00 p.m. [unless otherwise stated]  Workshops cost £5 per day. Apply using the links below. Applications should be submitted online by Friday 19th June 2015. For any enquiries please contact Roberta Morton at AmmA […]

Jun
3
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Future Classrooms

Here are a few snaps from the Future Classrooms conference which was held in March of this year.  

Mar
5
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CoderDojo Saturday 7th March 20

Registration is now live here. Keep an eye on the website and on the AmmA blog for more info! And don’t forget to follow us on twitter @dojoconni

Feb
25
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Work Experience @ AmmA 2015

As in previous years, we are offering Work Experience for your students during the week commencing Monday 30th March: 9.00 a.m. – 5.00 p.m. daily. This Work Experience consists of a ‘task’ that will be set for each of the groups […]

Feb
13
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Register for Future Classrooms 2015

Future Classrooms 2015 will focus on what ten years of Creative Learning Centre delivery have taught us about the reality and impact of using creative digital technology in the classroom. The event will showcase good practice from here and elsewhere […]

Feb
2
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Save the Date : Future Classrooms 2015

Northern Ireland’s Creative Learning Centres are pleased to announce that this year’s Future Classrooms Conference will be Held on the 12th March 2015 at the Market Place Theatre and AmmA Centre, Armagh.

Jan
13
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Into Film Introductory Workshop.

  Into Film seeks to put film at the heart of children and young people’s learning, contributing to their cultural, creative and personal development. Their UK-wide programme of learning through and about film provides 5-19 year olds with unparalleled opportunities […]

Jan
7
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Full STEAM Ahead!

The AmmA Centre is pleased to announce that as part of the NI Science Festival we will be organising a STEM activity day on 21st February in our centre for 10 – 14 year olds. The event will consist of […]

Dec
11
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Help Protect NI’s Creative Learning Centres

The Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure has asked organisations that are funded through Northern Ireland Screen to prepare for a 50% cut in funding in 2015-16. Such a massive cut would have a devastating impact on the groundbreaking work […]

Sep
4
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Teaching Computing: Part 1

This two-part course is for primary and secondary school teachers who are preparing to tackle the new computing curriculum. With the introduction of new subject, Computing, to schools in September 2014, many schools are considering how to best prepare their […]

Jul
27
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Belfast Runners’ Basic Training programme

So you want to work in film and TV? A new 2 day course for those looking to launch their career in film and TV across the UK in 2014. The Production Guild is delighted to launch their new regional […]

Jun
26
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BFI Film Academy Award

The BFI Film Academy is one of seven projects up for the award of Best Education Project in the National Lottery Good Causes Awards 2014.  The award goes to  the project with the most votes, so we need you to […]

May
7
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Ways of looking – Twilight Course @ AmmA Centre

Ways of looking – creating and sharing >> Download Schedule >> Download Application Form Please email application form to heather.mcfarlane@selb.org or fax to 028 3751 2927 or post to: AmmA Centre Market House Market Street Armagh BT61 7BU T 028 […]

Mar
25
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Overview of Future Classrooms 2014

  Educators from across Northern Ireland gather at the Guildhall in Derry~Londonderry. They hear from experts in STEAM learning in the curriculum and from their colleagues who have benefited from STEAM initiatives in their schools.

Mar
19
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BBC News School Report

Tune in to BBC News School Report Live from 2:30pm on Thursday 27th March 2014 as six School Reporters from Northern Ireland step in front of the cameras for the first time to broadcast a live news programme. They’ll bring […]

Mar
19
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Future Classrooms 2014

  Northern Ireland’s Creative Learning Centres have been leading the STEM > STEAM movement in NI, seeking to embed the Arts and Creativity into learning around STEM in schools and communities. As part of this process the Future Classrooms 2014 […]

Mar
10
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Code Club Information Session for Primary Schools

Thinking about setting up an after-school computer club in your primary school?  Thinking of introducing programming into your school activities? On Friday 21st March, representatives from UK based CodeClub.org.uk will host an information session at The AmmA Centre in Armagh.  […]

Mar
10
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#DojoConNI coming to Armagh!

DojoCon Poster

#DojoConNI is Northern Irelands first official conference for mentors, parents and teachers who are involved or interested in becoming involved in the Coder Dojo movement. With 339 clubs already running across 38 countries, Coder Dojo has become a huge success story […]

Feb
11
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CoderDojo Mentor / Co-Ordinator Training

Date: Saturday 1st March 2014 Time: 10:00am – 1:00pm Location: AmmA Centre, Armagh This half day training session is aimed at existing or prospective CoderDojo Mentors with a view to give some practical support and guidance around organising and running a […]

Nov
28
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AmmA BFI Film Academy

To coincide with the launch of the AmmA BFI Film Academy, the new Film Academy web site has gone live.

Sep
25
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AmmA Courses 2013/14

AmmA Centre has put together a programme of centre based training sessions in iPads, video editing, digital stroytelling, music and much more.  You will be able to apply online for these course from Monday 23rd September 2013. >> More Info […]

Jul
5
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CoderDojo Bootcamp 2013 **APPLICATIONS CLOSED!**

**APPLICATIONS CLOSED!** From August 10th – 17th AmmA will be hosting a jam packed schedule of full day and multiday technology events. BootCamp promises to be one of the most exciting technology events for young people in Northern Ireland this […]

Jun
12
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The Collective

The Collective

A new programme that will bring together a group of 6 young people (age 15 -18). This group will be selected from a group of applicants who can showcase their experience in original composition and performance. The group will be […]

Jun
12
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Beginner 2 Band Summer Workshop 2013

Beginner 2 Band Summer Workshop 2013

Beginner 2 Band summer 2013 will take place at the AmmA centre from 19th – 22nd August 2013 from 10 am – 4 pm. B2B is suitable for young people with some musical skills – beginners or experienced. (It’s alright […]

Jun
7
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Creative Use of Digital Media in the Post Primary School

Creative Use of Digital Media in the Post Primary School

SELB AmmA continues to work with teachers and young people to develop ways in which digital technology can be used creatively to facilitate learning across a range of curriculum areas. In addition, these experiences also address the CCEA ICT Accreditation […]

Jun
4
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AmmA Summer Creative Workshops

AmmA Summer Creative Workshops

Throughout the Summer AmmA will be running a variety of Summer Workshops, see below for details of each course. Each course will run from 10:00 a.m.  –  3:00 p.m and cost £5 per day Successful choices may be limited to […]

May
23
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CoderDojo Week

AmmA will be hosting a week long CoderDojo session during the summer holidays (August 12th – 16th). The places on this course will be open for Armagh CoderDojo participants initially, we then hope to allow access for other individuals who […]

May
20
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Creative Use of Digital Media in Primary School

SELB AmmA continues to work with teachers and young people to develop ways in which digital technology can be used creatively to facilitate learning across a range of curriculum areas. In addition, these experiences also address the CCEA ICT Accreditation […]

May
1
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Real Art Works Project

The ‘Real Art’ project will provide you with the opportunity for teachers and children to experience in your school at first hand: Real works of art … to stimulate Real responses … to learn Click here for more information and […]

Apr
18
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CoderDojo

CoderDojo Jan13

AmmA will be running a new Coderdojo workshop Saturday 27th April. Follow the links below for more information about CoderDojo and details for application. We are planning some special days over the coming months focusing on programming technology and robotics. […]

Feb
7
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Beginner 2 Band needs you!

Beginner 2 Band is a successful programme providing music making opportunities for young people aged 13 – 19 in the Armagh / Dungannon area.  And we need new recruits! Are you a budding musician and have always wanted to record […]

Oct
10
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iPad Training

iPads are becoming more common place devices in schools as teachers begin to explore the potential of handheld devices to support learning and in order to make that journey less painful and more manageable the AmmA Centre has put together […]

Sep
11
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Music Service iPad Training

On the 30th September we welcomed 44 teaching staff from the Music service for a training day in the use of the iPad. Facilitated by Daniel and Niall the participants had a chance to familiarise themselves with some of the […]

Sep
11
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Beginner 2 Band Summer School 2012

One of the many summer schools hosted at the AmmA Centre was the popular Beginner 2 Band (B2B) project. The young people involved went one step further this time. In addition to writing and recording their own original songs the […]

Sep
11
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AmmA Centre Flashback 2012

On 4th September the Markerplace Theatre hosted our annual Flashback performance. Work from all the summer schools was showcased and also a live performance from fantastic local singer/songwriter Joanne Mullan. There was also a presentation made from the AmmA Centre […]

May
25
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AmmA Summer Creative Workshops 2012

Thank you to everyone who applied for a place on our Summer Creative Workshops, due to overwhelming demand we are unable to accept any more applications. If you have already applied, a letter will be sent out soon regarding your […]

May
18
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B2B Dungannon turns up to 11!

Participants of the Beginner 2 Band project Dungannon along with the help of tutors David Millar and Warren Attwell have cut their tracks in the AmmA recording studio.  Listen to their tracks online.  Some of the band members took time out from […]

May
18
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Armagh Rocks!

After 6 weeks of hard work (and play!) by the participants of the Armagh Beginner 2 Band project they made it to the studio to record their tracks. Listen to the tracks on Soundcloud. The participants also gave a little […]

Feb
21
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Art & Design Co-Ordinator Training (Primary)

Participants can look forward to viewing a range of pupils work, involvement in practical workshops, advice and support for planning and promoting A & D throughout the school. Our Objectives: To provided co-ordinators with in-depth understanding of Art & Design […]

Oct
26
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“Mind Or Matter?” Short film to be shown at 2012 Olympic Games

Award Winners

Mind Or Matter? has been nominated in the best Documentary/Experimental aged 14-16 category at              The Film Nation Shorts Awards 2011. Earlier this year staff from the AmmA Creative Learning Centre in the SELB worked […]

Sep
19
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Arts Minister, Carál Ní Chuilín visits Flashback ’11

During the visit the Minister heard first hand about the experiences of some of the young people who attended the summer creative workshops. Speaking during the visit, the Minister said: “Making learning experiences relevant to the needs and interests of […]

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