San Carlo sixth class student, Hannah Crean can be snap happy after winning a Fujifilm Digital camera from Intel. Hannah and her class mates have been learning the tricks of the camera trade from Intel employee Ray Kellett in Leixlip library over the past few months.

The students were taught everything from the basic terminology of a camera to capturing the perfect picture. Over the course of the classes Ray encouraged the students to be creative, and gather inspiration from their local area, or to look within their own homes for an original snap. At the end of January each of the students put forward their photographs and Hannah’s captivating ‘sparkly shoes’ photograph showed a creative and imaginative dimension.

Ray taught the photography classes as part of the Intel Involved program in association with the local libraries. Intel has enjoyed a long standing relationship with the libraries, and the classes in Leixlip are one in a long line of projects. Ray along with another Intel employee Joe Burns also taught photography classes to students from Scoil Naomh Bhríde in Celbridge library. And during Science week Intel’s Arlene O’Neill and Mark Connolly visited Celbridge library; where they carried out a range of erupting and exploding experiments to a group of excitable first and second class students from Primrose Hill, Celbridge. The ongoing PC skills classes are another success with over 30 people completing the course in the three libraries. Aisling Donnelly from Leixlip library liaised with the school and Intel to make this project happen, she was delighted for Hannah, “Congratulations to Hannah, she’s a deserved winner and thanks to both the school and Intel for all their hard work over the past months. The library learnt much from the experience and we look forward to repeating the partnership throughout the year.”

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