Creative Schools is a flagship initiative of the Creative Ireland Programme to enable the creative potential of every child. It aims to put the arts and creativity at the heart of children and young people’s lives. We were delighted to be a recipient of this award for the 2021/2022 school year. Our overall goal is to integrate creativity and fun into our approach to learning across all curriculum areas at Kilberry National School.
We are delighted that we will be given the opportunity to work with a creative associate for the duration of the project. Creative Associates are artists, creative practitioners and/or educators with an understanding of the arts and creativity and its potential to transform the lives of children and young people. Creative Associates are assigned to match the needs of schools to arts and creative opportunities in their locality. We look forward to meeting our creative associate who will work with our school on this exciting project over the next two years.
We were delighted to meet with our creative associate, Alexsandra Rosiak who had lots of advice and suggestions on how best to navigate the project. Mrs. McLernon will co-ordinate the programme and has been instrumental in getting the school involved in this wonderful programme.
Alex visited each classroom on February 4th to engage the children in the creative process and begin the creative journey with the pupils. These introductory sessions will utilise student voice and help guide the process going forward. The children examined what creativity means to them and created some artwork based on the session.