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 Bhaile Chláir, Co na Gaillimhe 2017

Coláiste Bhaile Chláir, Co na Gaillimhe 2017

5th Year students of Coláiste Bhaile Chláir, worked with artist Maeve Gallagher on a contemporary ceramics sculpture for their Creative Engagement Project 2017. The project is based on birds as a symbol of the students coming together in school, flying in a flock...

St. Michaels Holy Faith Secondary School, Finglas 2017

St. Michaels Holy Faith Secondary School, Finglas 2017

St. Michael's Holy Faith Secondary School in Finglas have finished their beautiful Creative Engagement Project 2017 Progress so far on St. Michaels Holy Faith Secondary School, Finglas 2017 Creative Engagment Project art garden known as...

Coláiste Bríde Presentation Secondary School, Clondalkin 2017

Coláiste Bríde Presentation Secondary School, Creative Engagement Project 2017 'Coming to Life with Cartoon Saloon & Ballet Ireland'. The project was a collaboration focused on the skills of life drawing and animation with the TY and 5th year students of Colaiste...

Oatlands College, Dublin 2017

Oatlands College, Dublin 2017

Transition year students from Oatlands College worked with on a graffiti project with street artist Marcin Zapadowski for their Creative Engagement project this year, on the theme of positive mental health, the project was a great success. Artist: Marcin Zapadowski...

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Lucan Community College 2015

Lucan Community College 2015

Coordinator Sean Morrissey and Lucan Community College link their Creative Engagement programme to their colourful Arts Week.  The Arts Week included painting, music production, pupperty, thread...

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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.