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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Coláiste Muire, Co. Clare 2018

Coláiste Muire, Co. Clare 2018

Coláiste Muire, Ennis, Co. Clare have started their Creative Engagement Project 2018: Pinocchio. Project workshops which got underway in March and are ongoing. The project is progressing really well and the puppets are being brought from concept to reality! [gallery...

Rockford Manor Secondary School, Dublin 2018

Rockford Manor Secondary School, Dublin 2018

Rockford Manor Secondary School, Blackrock and have two Creative Engagement Projects 2018 on the go, Stained Glass and Crochet. The Transition year Art Class in Rockford Manor have completed 17 stained glass birds, quite an achievement.  It certainly was a different...

Cork Educate Together 2018

Cork Educate Together 2018

Cork Educate Together students have been working on their Creative Engagement 2018 Project - CE Ocean Plastics Project - to explore the ways in which plastic affects the ocean and the environment. They are going to do a beach clean in Ballycroneen and incorporate some...

Blakestown Community School, Blanchardstown 2018

Blakestown Community School, Blanchardstown 2018

Blakestown Community School, have their Creative Engagement 2018 Project well underway. "Using felt to raise awareness about Biodiversity as a way to look after our world." They have visited the Botanic Gardens for research and have had their first session in felting...

Loreto Community School, Co. Donegal 2018

Loreto Community School, Co. Donegal 2018

Loreto Community School, Milford, have undertaken creating wild honey bee huts with Boomtree Bees for their 2018 Creative Engagement Project. 10 bee hives were built by students in 2nd year and LCA. Students will now place them in the school grounds and local...

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Welcome Back, CE Exhibition and Application Form for 2016-17

Welcome back to the school year. Everyone is invited to visit the Creative Engagement exhibition in IMMA, The Irish Museum of Modern Art, October 11 2016. Please put it into your diary and advise your Principal and Deputy Principal of the exhibition as it is on a...

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Have a great holiday.

Many thanks to everyone for participating in Creative Engagement 2015-16. The booking forms for the annual Creative Engagement exhibition, in IMMA October 11, is on the website menu under Forms. Application Forms for Creative Engagement 2016-17 are also on the site...

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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.