The project saw the creation of a suite of new comic books exploring the history and legacy of Tullaghoge Fort, Beaghmore Stone Circles, Ardboe Cross and the Hill of the O’Neill.
The Nerve Centre also worked closely with four local schools to pilot the new resources and to deliver a series of engaging animation workshops with four schools across the district. The comic books were recently launched at the Burnavon in Cookstown with students from the schools as well as representatives from the Department for Communities.
Niall Kerr from the Nerve Centre said: ‘The Nerve Centre was delighted to work with Mid-Ulster District Council to help bring the stories of important heritage sites to life for new audiences. The comic books will enable a new generation of learners to engage and interact with their local history. The development of supplementary education packs will also encourage the use of creative and digital media, including animation creation, to enhance learning and understanding in the classroom.’
The new comic books will help to engage young people from across the district in creative and arts activity while also increasing understanding and heritage of the region’s key sites.
Visit the Mid-Ulster Council website for more information including how to obtain copies of the comic books.