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.