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St Brigid’s Special School and St Oliver’s NS chosen to participate in pilot Creative Schools scheme

St Brigid’s Special School and St Oliver’s NS chosen to participate in pilot Creative Schools scheme

St Brigid’s Special School in Ard Easmuinn and St Oliver’s National School in Carlingford are amongst four schools in the county which have been chosen to participate in a pilot Creative Schools scheme from this September.

This will give students in the two schools increased access to creative activities in schools as part of Arts Council led initiative of the Creative Ireland Programme. Creative Ireland is the Government’s Legacy Programme for Ireland 2016, the year of commemorations. Creative Ireland puts culture and creativity at the centre of public policy, which will benefit artists and citizens here in the county and nationwide.

As well as the two local schools, Tullyallen National School and Scoil Náisiúnta Muire gan Smál in Cartown Termonfeckin have been chosen to participate in this pilot programme.

Commenting on the scheme, local TD Fergus O’Dowd said: ““Art and music are a part of who we are as a nation. Through the programme, the Arts Council is engaging with children and young people enabling their creativity and linking them in with the arts and creative infrastructure in their locality and nationally.

“This pilot initiative will develop and celebrate the arts and creativity in our schools. It will establish a range of collaborative opportunities for schools and will develop and strengthen the relationships between schools and the broader cultural and community infrastructure locally and further afield.

“I have no doubt the scheme will prove a great success,” Deputy O’Dowd said.

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