What is a Creative School?

Our school has been fortunate to be chosen as a Creative School, in an initiative funded by The Arts Council. Creative Schools aims to put the arts and creativity at the heart of children’s and young people’s lives.

Participating schools will understand, develop and celebrate their engagement with the arts, empowering them to bring about real change in the way they work. They will draw on the range of resources within their school and wider community, developing new ways of working that reinforce the impact of creativity on student learning, development and well-being.

We have been paired up with an artist, Aoibheann McCaul who is an actor and drama facilitator. As the voice of the child is central to this process and decision making, Aoibheann consulted with the students on how creative they believe their school is and what kind of activities they would like to see happening in the school. The students were very expressive, and gave a wide range of answers. Aoibheann has also consulted the teachers and the parents. A creative plan will be put in place over the next few weeks and then the fun can begin!

Creative School News

Music with Harry Long

Harry Long teaches the recorder and guitar to children from 1st – 6th class every Friday. At Christmas time the children performed the songs they have been learning to their parents. Click on the button above to access videos of Harry teaching songs on the recorder and guitar. 

 

Ireland’s Own Short Story Competition

Cairah Beckham from 6th class won Ireland’s Own Short Story competition for her story The World Underneath the Mountain. Click here to read Cairah’s Short Story. 

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.

Drama with John Grant

John Grant teaches Drama to fourth class every Tuesday. The children from fourth class will perform a play before the end of this school year. We can’t wait to see their show!

Fís Film Project

Our school has taken part in the Fís Film Project for the past two years. 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!

Leanbh Visual Arts Outreach Session

Children in 3rd, 4th and 5th class took part in a visual arts workshop on Wednesday 23rd October 2019. Look at their cool creations!