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 are in the second stage of the Creative Schools initiative, which involves forming a creative cluster with two other schools nearby. The schools we will be working with over the next two years (2022/23 & 2023/24) are Slane NS and Stackallen NS. Filmmaker, Siún O’Connor, will be working alongside us and will help to guide us on different creative projects.
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 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!