Monday 14 October 2019

TG4 series to feature Fingal schools

John Manning

Two local Gaelscoileanna are to feature in a new series on TG4.

'Ár Scéal' is an exciting art series for children, which began this week on TG4.

The series features pupils from Scoil an Duinnínigh in Swords and Gaelscoil Ros Eo in Rush.

Ár Scéal is a new and original Irish language live action series produced by Meangadh Fíbín for TG4.

This ambitious series follows presenter, Úna Ní Fhlatharta, in her funky art-filled van, as she visits 52 primary schools nationwide to collect delightful stories, lovingly illustrated by the children themselves. All stories are newly written by the award winning children's author Patricia Forde.

Each episode sees Úna and the children draw inspiration from their unique story to create imaginative and innovative artwork that will allow the story to come alive.

Both Úna and the children enjoy creating and making before they eventually listen to the story being told in full by one of the schoolchildren. These beautiful art projects can easily be attempted by the young audience at home or in the classroom.

Meangadh Fíbín are also delighted to introduce Niamh Ní Fhátharta, a fresh new animator from the Aran Islands, who has taken the childrens' art work and created a wonderful animation to complement their story. The combined efforts of the children's artwork and newly created animation is a wonderful addition to the children's narration of their story.

Ár Scéal encourages both reading and creativity in its young audience and reflects TG4's commitment to producing indigenous content for it's Young People's schedule.

Ár Scéal will air every Monday, Wednesday and Friday

Fingal Independent