Creative Schools: Putting the arts and creativity at the heart of children lives

Jane is currently working with a number of primary and secondary schools across the Cork/Kerry region as part of the Scoileanna Ildánacha/Creative Schools initiative.   Jane was nominated by Baboró International Arts Festival for Children as a Creative Associate for this project.

About Creative Schools

The Scoileanna Ildánacha/Creative Schools initiative aims to put the arts and creativity at the heart of children and young people’s lives.

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.

Jane’s Schools

Scoil Barra Buachaillí/Beaumont Boys School, Cork; St Luke’s National School, Douglas, Co Cork; Cloghroe NS, Cloghroe, Co Cork. Glasheen Girls School, Glasheen Road, Co Cork; Faha NS, Faha, Killarney, Co Kerry; Pobalscoil Inbhear Sceine, Kenmare, Co Kerry.

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