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.
Two Mile House NS has been part of the Creative Schools initiative since it began in September 2018. The Creative Schools initiative aims to put the arts and creativity at the heart of children and young people’s lives. It gives students opportunities to access creativity on their own terms, outside of the parameters of regular curricular learning and teaching.
Creativity and the arts are central to our school and permeate all aspects of our learning & teaching. Our Creative Schools programme has seen us embed creativity further into our school practices through creative workshops, such as felting workshops with local artist Marta Golubowska. We were fortunate to be invited to the National Gallery to the Creative School’s showcase where children in 6th class demonstrated their creative projects to other schools in 19/20.
We remain excited by the creativity generated by this project and look forward to seeing further expressions of this across all classes in Two Mile House NS.
Creative Schools Mosaic Project
This year, 5th and 6th class pupils are working with Mosaic artist Aidan Byrne from Co. Offaly. Through the medium of Zoom and with lots of help from their teachers and SNAs, our pupils are creating beautiful works of art from their own wonderful imaginations.
5th class are creating mosaic tiles. They have created their own design and are painstakingly placing each little mosaic piece onto their tile to create a fantastic work of art.
6th class are creating 2 large mosaic murals, based on all their own designs around the theme of their own school and local area. These murals will be framed and installed in our school by Aidan, and will be viewed for years to come by the pupils that pass through our school. They will be part of the legacy that our 6th class leave behind!
We can’t wait to see their designs come to life!
You can learn more about Aidan and his work on www.makemosaic.ie