What is a Creative School?
Our school has been selected as a Creative School in an initiative funded by the Arts Council. Creative Schools aims to give our children and young people the opportunity to experience creativity as an integral part of their education placing the arts and creativity at the centre of school life. Participating schools will understand, develop and celebrate their engagement with the arts, empowering them to bring about real change in the way they work.
We are in the second stage of the Creative Schools initiative, which involves forming a creative cluster with two other local schools. The schools we are working with are St. Patrick’s National School, Slane and Stackallen National School. Last year, the three schools recorded a special rendition of Harry Styles hit “Treat People With Kindness”. The children were interviewed by LMFM and their rendition was featured on RTÉ news 2day.
Creative School News
Harry Long teaches the recorder and guitar to children from 1st – 6th class every Friday. At Christmas time the children perform the songs they have been learning to their parents. Click on the button above to access videos of Harry teaching
Lego We Do
This year, 6th class had fun experimenting with Lego We Do, a digital educational resource which
introduces pupils to control technology and programming using robotics. The children constructed their
own models and brought them to life.
Fís Film Project
Our school has taken part in the Fís Film Project for the past three years. Alex Carr represented our school this year (2022) with his entry ‘Holly Vs Harvey. In 2019, 6th class created a short film called Ruby Dooby Doo. They showcased their film in The Solstice in Navan. In 2018, 6th class made a five minute film called ‘The Goal’. This film was highly commended and our school received an iPad for their efforts. Click here to view our 2018 film!