The School

3 x 40'

This landmark documentary series follows the students and teachers of St Peter's College in Ireland over one academic year. Never before has an Irish school given such unlimited access to film makers, allowing camera crews to document every aspect of school life.

Over ten months, the series directors began documenting every aspect of school life at St. Peter's. In order to capture the vitality of the school they needed to take a unique approach; so they set up diary rooms inviting students and teachers to speak their minds to un-manned cameras. They trained the students to use the equipment, encouraging them to record school life through their own eyes. And all the while the students filmed themselves; the series directors filmed the students. And together, they have created an insightful, touching series, capturing a year in the life of The School.

A Scratch Films Production for RTÉ