We are delighted to announce that we have been awarded a place in the Arts Council’s Creative Schools Initiative. The Arts Council will provide training and support to build on the creative, arts-based opportunities available to the children in our school. We are one of 150 schools across the country that have been chosen to take part in the initiative. We will be working with a Creative Associate who will be assigned to our school by the Creative School’s Team.
Creative Schools is a flagship initiative of the Creative Ireland Programme to enable the creative potential of every child. Creative Schools is led by the Arts Council in partnership with the Department of Education and Skills and the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht. Creative Schools, formerly Arts Rich Schools/Arís, draws on the commitments set out in the Arts in Education Charter.
This pilot initiative will understand, develop and celebrate the arts and creativity in schools. It will establish a range of collaborative opportunities for schools and will develop and strengthen the relationships between schools and the broader cultural and community infrastructure within which they operate. The long-term aim is for every school to be supported to fully embrace the arts and creativity, ensuring a positive experience and strong outcomes for children and young people.
Well done and thank you to the parents and staff who contributed to the application form. We are delighted and looking forward to this exciting initiative in the next school year!