St. Brigid’s Secondary School, Killarney, Co. Kerry 2024

St. Brigid's Secondary School Transition year and 5th year students hosted an art exhibition in Killarney to share their 2024 Creative Engagement Project 'Personal Reflections'. Teachers: Alice Quilter & Fiona Archibald Artist: Tracy Sexton

St Jarlath’s College, Tuam, Co. Galway 2024

First year students in St Jarlath's College in Tuam enjoyed a felting workshop with artist Karena Ryan. Beautiful results. Teacher: Therese Kenny Artist: Karena Ryan

Intermediate School Killorglin, Co. Kerry 2024

Transition Year students from the Intermediate School Killorglin, Co. Kerry have completed their Lino printing Creative Engagement Project 2024. Teacher: Rebekah Power Artist: Rochelle...

Boyne Community School, Trim, Co. Meath 2024

Boyne Community School students had fun creating their art in the Clay workshop for their Creative Engagement Project 2024. Teacher: Jen Toner

Meánscoil San Nioclás, Rinn Ó gCuanach, Dún Garbhán, Co. Phort Láirge 2024

TY and Senior students of Meánscoil San Nicolás worked with renowned artist Kerryming Sun to create some beautiful stained glass art. Teacher: Maria Ní Dhonnabhain Artist: Kerryming Sun

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Stratford College, Rathgar, Dublin 2019

Stratford College, Rathgar, Dublin 2019

Stratford College's transition year students created a film as their Creative Engagement Project 2019. "We were lucky enough to have Cal McGhee come in to teach us about aspects of production too, and we were told about how to write a script. This was greatly helpful...

St Joseph’s Secondary School, Rush, Co. Dublin 2019

St Joseph’s Secondary School, Rush, Co. Dublin 2019

St Josephs Secondary School's Creative Engagement Project 2019: Music Song Writing and Production Workshop provided by the Walton's New School of Music. The transition year students had a wonderful day of creating music, performing and producing an original song....

CBS Synge Street, Dublin 2019

CBS Synge Street, Dublin 2019

CBS Synge Street's Creative Engagement Project 2019 21 students from Transition Year took part in the 2019 project 'Express yourself through process: Painting canvas'. Artist: Sean O'Rourke Teacher: M. Wright...

St. Bricín’s College, Belturbet, Co. Cavan 2019

St. Bricín’s College, Belturbet, Co. Cavan 2019

St. Bricín's Creative Engagement Project 2019 'Hello, is anybody out there? ' 12 students from 5th and 6th year took part in this wood carving project. The theme of 'Positive mental health' was chosen. The students learned how to generate ideas for the symbolism of...

Hamilton High School, Bandon, Co. Cork 2019

Hamilton High School, Bandon, Co. Cork 2019

Hamilton High School Creative Engagement Project 2019 was created by 'The Prometheans', a group of 30 students from first to fifth year. The group have been very busy creating 1. Student Awards for Creativity, 2. A mini School Library, 3. a student designed website...

Recent News and Updates

Opportunities.

In the (separate) Creative Schools scheme, opportunities are available for Creative Associates and School Clusters. The first is that the Creative Schools scheme is hoping for a good spread of post primary schools to be involved in Creative Clusters Round 2.  The...

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Evaluation Forms: Please send in ….

Please send in Evaluation Forms when the project is complete. Do please send images of projects being done or by now completed. Please send in any  videos for our Vimeo Channel. Videos should be on average 2 minutes in length. The You Tube Channel unfortunately didn't...

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It is an arts-in-education programme.  This entails an artist or artists coming into the school to work with the students. A creative engagement happens when a local artist or  arts  group comes into the school and imparts their skills, knowledge and enthusiasm to the students.  This partnership has mutual benefits to both artist and school. Creative Engagement programme encompasses the arts in its broadest manifestation, from the visual arts to music, from theatre to dance and all the arts in between.

The Creative Engagement programme strives to encourage creativity, initiative and expression in our students and to complement curricular learning in the arts , heritage and culture.  NAPD envisions an education system energised through the arts and where creativity is a core activity in the post primary curriculum.   The NAPD Arts Culture and Heritage committee celebrates its twenty fourth anniversary this year 2023.  The Arts Culture and Heritage committee has been  administering the Creative Engagement programme in schools since 2005.