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Donegal pupils to star in RTE documentary 29.04.20

PUPILS from Scoil Athphoirt on Arranmore Island are to star in RTE One documentary 'Creative Kids' this Sunday, 3rd May at 6.30pm.
The documentary is inspired by the roll-out of Creative Schools, a pilot project focussing on creativity and the arts in primary and secondary schools all around Ireland.
Creative Schools puts the arts and creativity at the heart of children and young people’s lives. The initiative is led by the Arts Council in partnership with the Department of Education and Skills and the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht.
The 'Creative Kids' documentary followed five schools over the course of the academic year as they implemented the Creative Schools project and encouraged their pupils to think about the Arts and creativity in a whole new way.
Maureen Kennelly, Director of the Arts Council said; “As everyone will see from this wonderful documentary, the Creative Schools programme is already a great success, and has changed the lives of hundreds of young people from a broad range of schools across the whole country.”
Scoil Athphoirt Primary focused on a project with the theme of ‘How to be an Explorer in the World’.
Grainne Bonner, Principal at Scoil Athphoirt said; “As teachers, it's difficult being creative all of the time. Creative Schools have given the whole school community the opportunity to approach creativity with confidence and fun. We really enjoyed utilising our local area (Arranmore Island) which was the perfect canvas to begin that journey. The Creative Schools project has inspired the creative minds of the children, teachers and parents and has enabled us to look at our beautiful island in a different way.”
The Arts Council has invited schools across Inishowen to take part in their Creative Schools initiative. All Department of Education and Skills primary and post-primary schools, special schools and Youthreach centres are eligible to apply.

Interested schools should:
Step 1 – Find out more at www.artscouncil.ie
Step 2 – Register your school
Step 3 – Apply before 25 June 2020
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