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A group of fourth class students recreated the burning of Cork city on Minecraft

And it is excellent.

Source: Young Booleans/YouTube

IN 1920, BRITISH forces burned large parts of Cork city to the ground.

The burning, an act of retaliation for the ambush of a British patrol, saw 40 businesses, 300 homes, the City Hall and the Carnegie Library burned to the ground.

In total by today’s standards, €172 million worth of damage was done and 2,000 jobs lost.

As part of a competition called MindRising, the fourth class students of Blarney Street CBS in Cork have recreated the razing of the city.

MindRising describes itself as a competition which uses technology to celebrate Ireland.

“MindRising champions the use of digital technology in schools & groups. MindRising is about telling stories about our past and our future.

“Teams will work on their digital storytelling skills across a range of media which includes building elements of their projects in Minecraft. They are encouraged to remember the past 100 years and imagine what the next 100 years could bring.”

Take a couple of minutes out of your day to enjoy this.

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