A clear voice cut through the heavy air of the courtroom. “All rise!”
The muffled shuffling of feet and shrill scraping of chairs accompanied Tadgh
as he stood. While the ancient judge shuffled into place, Tadgh took the
opportunity to glance across the sea of faces that stood behind him. Most of
them stared blankly back at him, but some grinned broadly when he locked
eyes with them. The ones that grinned, without exception, sported cheap
badges they had brought from the vendor just outside the door. Emblazoned
across these badges was the phrase “Imprison the Pot.” Pot was short for
Potential, the idealistic name given to people with enhanced abilities. When
they were first discovered people thought they would be the next stage of
Then they realised you had to be born with these abilities. That’s when
Potentials stopped being something to strive for and became something to be
jealous of. And then something to hate.
Nowadays people liked to pretend that Potential were treated fairly. Treated
with respect. The only Potentials that are treated with respect are the ones
who hide there powers. Hide who they are.
“Defendant, please stay standing. All be seated.” The cacophony of sound
once again filled the room.
“Defendant, you have been charged with the destruction of public and
private property and assault. How do you plead?”
Of course the destruction of property comes first.
Tadgh held his head high and answered. “Guilty only of attempting to save
lives” A satisfied murmur ran through the crowd. They had been looking
forward to seeing him suffer.
“Order, order” the judge lazily drawled, banging his gavel. “Due to the
defendants guilty plea, it is not necessary to show any evidence. I shall now
move to sentencing.”
Tadgh felt the heat rise in his cheeks. He wasn’t following the correct
procedure and nobody had even blinked. As the judge lazily read out his
sentence, the anger in his chest grew. “Stay calm, stay calm” He whispered to
“Defendant, do you have something to say?”
“Well, today can’t get any worse” he thought.
“I have a name, Your Honour” He said as blood began to leak from the Judges
We’ve been using Google Classroom for months with The Prometheans, but it’s proving especially handy now for sharing resources and ideas during the current measures. If any student wants to join, you’re more than welcome. Just use the code above. Hope everyone is keeping safe and well.
Staff Creativity Committee
Thank you to all contributing teachers and students
This is a good video tutorial on Chasing Cars that the lads have been learning in the Prometheans guitar lessons, with Mr. O’Sullivan, Ms L. O’Donovan and Mr. McWalters
If you weren’t able to join in school, maybe you’d like to try it now. It would be a good time to take it up, if you have a guitar. It’s great way to pass the time in an enjoyable way.
In the Google Classroom you’ll find the accompanying handouts that Ms O’Donovan made out. It’s basically just three chords. Great choice of song to start with.
These lesson were highly recommended by a student.
Classical Music Archive https://freemusicarchive.org/genre/Classical
Opera: The New York Metropolitan Opera is going to have * free streams *. Each night at 7:30 pm EST a new opera will be shown, and will be available for 20 hours. The page is * www.metopera.org *
This week’s schedule:
– Monday: Carmen
– Tuesday: La Boheme
– Wednesday: Il Trovatore
– Thursday: La Traviata
– Friday: La Fille du Regiment
– Saturday: Lucia di Lammermoor
– Sunday: Eugene Onegin
The Berlin Philharmonic opens its home, the Philarmonie, for free, due to the coronavirus epidemic that is ravaging the planet, the Berlin Philharmonic has decided to counter this forced silence by allowing free access to its Digital Concert Hall for one month
In case someone is bored and does not know what to do at home, there are a whole series of initiatives underway:
• Festival I stay at home and quarantine fest: many artists through their Instagram profiles will do live shows of about 30 min as if it were a private acoustic concert. The schedules: https://todoindie.com/yo-me-quedo-en-casa-festival/
• You can also watch theater online, these are the available works: http://teatroteca.teatro.es/opac/#indice
LITERATURE AND WRITING
• Some authors, such as the cartoonist El Torres or the authors of El bosque have uploaded all their books / comics for free for those who want to enjoy them, the same has been done by your favorite author * https: //twitter.com/ElTorres72 /status / 1238204925550657536? S = 08, http://elvosque.es/comic/*
Free audio books for kids and teenagers while schools are closed:
This is a really great opportunity for the writers among you.
You should definitely enter this:
Fighting Words is a great resource and they want your stories
Anyone who has an interest in vfx or just film making in general should definitely check out Chris Connor on YouTube (link above). He has quite a few tutorials on how to create some awesome looking effects and he has a “Filmmaker reacts” series covering some amazing short film and scenes.
40 Day Film School With Mark Cousins
• If you are a member of the library you have the possibility of accessing the catalog of efilm, a Netflix of the bibles, each community has its own catalog: https://efilm.online/
One for the artists among us:
Sometimes we forget the role that research plays in the creation and inspiration of great art. Check out these great sites
Glasnevin Cemetery https://www.glasnevinmuseum.ie/index.cfm
Smithsonian Museums https://www.si.edu/museums
History Ireland site https://www.historyireland.com
The Prometheans are forming a coding club in association with codeclub.org
First meeting next Wednesday, lunchtime. All welcome, including those who don’t know what coding is!
The latest initiative of The Prometheans is guitar lessons. Students, staff, beginners and seasoned rockstars welcome! Lessons taken by Mr. O’Sullivan, Ms. L. O’Donovan and Mr. McWalters.
Prometheans’ Website Launch -Opening Address By Principal Mr O’Brien
Mr. Collins -Background
Gerald O’Donovan on The Prometheans’ Initiatives
Olan Corcoran on the Various Artforms
THE MAIN EVENT -Talk and Q&A with Dominic MacHale and Shaun O’Connor
“The reason fiction is good is because it’s almost more real than reality…these characters exist in the real world…these storylines exist in the real world.” Dominic MacHale
“The more stuff you read that’s good, the more your work will be influenced by the good stuff… When you’re reading literature you’re activating part of your brain where you’re visualising and creating the scene… It will benefits all of your creative work.“ Shaun O’Connor
The students spoke about their various initiatives, primarily the NAPD CE funded documentary about the school. Senator Marie Louise O’Donnell was hugely impressed