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Creative Schools Documentary Airs on RTÉ


YOUR SAY/YOUR WAY, Creative Ireland and Draíocht, Young people's arts and creativity consultation day, Draíocht, Blanchardstown.

YOUR SAY/YOUR WAY, Creative Ireland and Draíocht, Young people's arts and creativity consultation day, Draíocht, Blanchardstown.

Creative Schools 

Date: 6.30pm, 3 May 2020

The Creative Ireland Programme are delighted to announce that their documentary ‘Creative Kids’ which follows the journey of a number schools through the Creative Schools process airs this Sunday 3 May on RTÉ 1 at 6.30pm.

Creative Schools is a flagship initiative of the Government’s Creative Ireland Programme, puts the arts and creativity at the heart of children and young people’s lives. The initiative 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 Kids followed five schools over the course of the academic year as they implemented the Creative Schools project and encouraged their pupils to think about the Arts and creativity in a whole new way.

The schools involved are:

  • Presentation Convent Primary School, Tralee, Co. Kerry
  • De La Salle Boys Primary School, Castlebar, Co. Mayo
  • Stepaside Educate Together Secondary School, Co. Dublin
  • Presentation Primary School Warrenmount, Blackpitts, Dublin 8
  • Scoil Athphoirt, Arranmore Island, Co. Donegal

 

Maureen Kennelly, Director of the Arts Council said: “As everyone will see from this wonderful documentary, the Creative Schools programme is already a great success, and has changed the lives of hundreds of young people from a broad range of schools across the whole country.

“The Arts Council is very proud to be delivering this programme, and I would strongly encourage principals and teachers to consider applying so that their schools can participate in Creative Schools. The closing date has been extended to June 25 2020.”

Join the conversation online using the hashtag #Creativekids.

All Department of Education and Skills primary and post-primary schools, special schools and Youthreach centres are eligible to apply. Deadline to Apply: 25 June 2020

Further information go to to www.artscouncil.ie/creative-schools/schools/

To apply go to www.artscouncil.ie/available-funding/

 

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