There was a time when getting caught at the cinema in the countdown to the Leaving Cert would have guaranteed detention at least.
But now Donegal students have the perfect excuse to see one of Hollywood’s latest blockbusters during school hours.
The Irish Film Institute is staging a special screening of “The Imitation Game” for Transition Year and Leaving Certificate mathematics students at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, 9th March in Century Cinemas, Letterkenny.
This screening is part of the IFI’s spring programme for schools.
The film will be preceded by a brief introduction from Deirdre Quinlan of the IFI, about their educational outreach.
Local mathematics teacher Brendan O’Donoghue will also explain the important role mathematicians played in the Second World War and the modern importance of cryptanalysis these days given the importance of cybersecurity.
With less than a week to go to screening, the event is almost fully-booked.