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Scoil Naomh Molaise, Grange, Co. Sligo

Arts Council

Creative Schools is a flagship of the Creative Youth plan – led by the Arts Council in partnership with the Departments of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sports and MediaEducation & Skills and Children & Youth Affairs.

Creative Schools aims to give children the opportunity to experience creativity as an integral part of their education placing the arts and creativity at the centre of school life. Each school is supported by a Creative Associate who develops an individual school plan, and creates and strengthens links between the school and arts and cultural organisations. The long term aim is that every school will be able to fully embrace the arts and creativity, ensuring a positive experience and strong outcomes for children.

It is well recognised that engagement in the arts can nurture a child’s sense of confidence and well-being. Creative activity also enables communication and collaboration, stimulates imaginations and harnesses curiosity; all necessary skills required for successful learning. The initiative recognises that schools play an important role in providing opportunities for children to participate in arts and culture and doing so, also develop socio-emotional wellbeing, cognitive development and positive attitudes towards school.

We will engage with the Creative Schools initiative over the next two years. Ms Burnside will be leading the Creative Schools Initiative in Scoil Naomh Molaise. Our Creative Associate is Fiona McGeown. 

We look forward to bringing you more news soon!

24th Apr 2024
All the children in the class used a shoe box to create an image from a movie or...
22nd Mar 2024
Well done to the Arts Council for organising a hugely successful art competition....
28th Feb 2024
5th Class really enjoyed learning about Saints and the competition was to draw a...