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Scoil Cholmcille Creative Schools!

Mount Hanover National School will take part in the Creative Schools initiative for the next two school years. This is a really exciting opportunity for our school to get creative and engage in a variety of projects aimed at developing imagination, creativity and collaboration. Our school will be working with Rathkenny National School, Scoil Mhuire, Heronstown and Scoil Naomh Pio, Knockcommon. We are all small rural schools and will be working together to share ideas and develop exciting opportunities for the children in each of our schools. Our theme is “Meath, The Ancient East”.

To date we have discussed Creative Schools with the children and have asked them to think of their own ideas on how they would like to get creative in our school. We received a variety of fantastic suggestions including arts and craft, drama, dance, photography, music and creating short films. There was also a very large response from the children to create a mural in the school based on our theme.

We are really looking forward to getting creative in Mount Hanover and working with our cluster schools to develop new skills and have plenty of fun along the way.

Our Creative Schools News!

School Mural

Just in time- we finally finished our school mural! Thank you so much to the painters- Megan, Aran, Lucy, May and Frieda. It will look wonderful on the GP room wall. Happy Summer Holidays everyone.

Ms. McGinty

Outdoor Classroom

As part of our “Creative Schools” project we have created an outdoor classroom.

Many thanks to Ms. McGinty for sourcing the benches.

A special word of thanks to the Gogan family for making the fantastic blackboard. Thanks also to Suzanne Bellew and Mary Maguire for their help in securing it into position.

I hope that this is a space that the children will be able to enjoy fully over the coming weeks.

Creative Schools

Mount Hanover NS is taking part in the “Creative Schools” project.

This is a 2 year programme in which the school receives funding to use on a creative project.

There are 4 schools in total in the cluster and we work together to brainstorm ideas for creative projects under the theme of “Meath: The Ancient East”.

Many thanks to Ms. McGinty for leading this initiative.

Creative Schools Student Corner

Creative Schools Official Updates

Very excited about the kick-off today of @KildareReaders!

They have an amazing programme this year, incl. @englishrachael and @edelcoffey in conversation about Edel's #1 bestselling debut novel Breaking Point. 

https://www.creativeireland.gov.ie/en/event/breaking-point-edel-coffey-in-conversation-with-rachael-english-kildare-readers-festival/

#CreativeCommunities @kildarelibrary

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Quick Notes

Our Creative Schools theme is “Meath, The Ancient East”.

Extra Information

The Creative Schools initiative supports schools/centres to put the arts and creativity at the heart of children’s and young people’s lives. This initiative provides opportunities for children and young people to build their artistic and creative skills; to communicate, collaborate, stimulate their imaginations, be inventive, and to harness their curiosity. It will empower children and young people to develop, implement and evaluate arts and creative activity throughout their schools/centres and stimulate additional ways of working that reinforce the impact of creativity on children and young people’s learning, development and well-being.

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