Virtual Learning Festival Proves to be a Hit

Virtual Learning Festival Proves to be a Hit

The Festival was planned to celebrate the Derry and Strabane Region recently achieving UNESCO Learning City Status. Due to the implications associated with COVID-19, the two day event took place online, becoming the first of its kind in the world.

Viewers were encouraged to get involved in new activities across the areas of Jobs & Skills, Health & Well-Being, Arts & Culture and Technology & Science.

Nerve Centre’s Creative Learning Centre rose to the challenge and produced videos exploring animation, making the most out of your technology and even a live session aimed at introducing younger children to coding using Scratch Jr.

The festival as a whole was a huge success, achieving over 40,000 hits on Derry City & Strabane District Council’s social media channels.

Catch up with our videos on time lapse animation and making most of your webcam below.

If you missed any other sessions, they are all available to watch online now at