Creativity is important to us here in Clooney NS. We are delighted to announce that we have been chosen to participate in the Creative Schools Programme for 2023/24
Creative Schools is a flagship initiative of the Creative School Programme to enable the creative potential of every child. The Creative Schools is led by the Arts Council in partnership with the Department of Education and the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media. Creative Schools aims to provide the opportunity for children to experience creativity as an integral part of their education by building their artistic and creative skills in a collaborative, imaginative and inventive manner. As part of the Creative Schools Programme our school has been assigned a Creative Associate who will work closely with us here in Clooney NS. A Creative Associate is a creative practitioner with an understanding of the arts and creativity and its potential to transform the lives of children. A Creative Associate helps to identify potential areas for development and who supports and inspires a school to further enhance these areas. Our overall goal for the Creative Schools programme is to give students the opportunity to engage in fun creative workshops and to look at creativity in a new perspective.
Watch this space for updates on our journey with Creative Schools!