Waterford Teachers’ Centre
Waterford Teachers' Centre support the Arts curriculum by providing workshops and Summer courses, facilitated by local teachers who have expertise in the area of the Arts, covering all strands of the Visual Primary Curriculum, also the Music curriculum and on occasion, Drama.
The Centre supports a Teachers Creative Writers group which this year published an anthology of work, ‘Teachers Who Write, an Anthology’ along with contributions from many other teachers around the country.
A number of choirs involving local teachers use the Centre as a venue for rehearsal.
The centre also engages with and funds the CRAFTed initiative where by a local craftsperson provides a craft and design programme in primary schools where pupils can engage in a hands-on ‘in classroom’ collaborative process and experience the learning and engagement in the learning process.
Waterford Teachers' Centre are also part of the Teacher-Artist Partnership (TAP) arts in education initiative that trains teachers and artists to work collaboratively together to provide a 20 hour residency in an area of the Arts in the teachers class.
The centre also this year engaged with and supported the Creative Cluster initiative, which allows clusters of schools to identify an area of the Arts that they wish to develop in their schools and to carry out this project as a group with the support of an experienced Arts facilitator.
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