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10B TV Stars

Class 10B braved the elements in the winter wonderland of Colin Glen Forest Park to take part in the filming of the BBC1 series 'Home Ground'.


The show producers sought our group as they were participants in the environmental programme The John Muir Award under the guidance of

Jo Boylan from The Belfast Hills Partnership and Jo had spoken very highly of all those students from St Gerard’s who had been involved. 


They were involved in fossil-hunting, water-testing and indigenous aquatic insect-searching.  Learning was most-certainly brought alive and

year 10 were connecting with their local environment in a meaningful and relevant way, allowing them to relate to nature

and promoting within them a sense of belonging, a sense of place.


Eilís McLarnon also spoke extremely enthusiastically and eloquently on-camera and very-much impressed the presenters and crew.  Maith thú, Eilís!


While it was rather biting up the glen on this morning it was a quite stunning setting (as can be seen from some of the photographs)

which added considerably to the occasion and atmosphere for a winter film-shoot. 

Home Ground, Series 4 episode 1 was aired on 23rd April 2018. Unfortunately it is no longer available on the BBC iplayer.


Click on the link below for a short clip from the programme.