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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Mercy Secondary School, Inchicore 2016

Mercy Secondary School, Inchicore 2016

The title for this project is 'Ambition'. As we are a leading CFES school we are constantly talking about the future and career paths. The girls initially came up with images that reflected where they saw themselves in the future. We decided to use screen printing as...

Cavan Institute 2016

Cavan Institute 2016

Students of the Cavan Institute working on their Creative Engagement project 2016  

St Joseph’s College, Lucan 2016

St Joseph’s College, Lucan 2016

‘Mná Cróga 1916’ Celebrating the bravery of the women of the 1916 Rising   This year our History & Art Departments undertook a very exciting collaboration. Ceramic Artist Niamh Synnott returned to St. Joseph’s College in October 2015 to meet a group of...

Ard Scoil La Salle – 2016

Ard Scoil La Salle – 2016

Ard Scoil La Salle - Creative Engagement Project 2015/16 Pictured is the Creative Engagement Project - Wall Mural - which was completed for for the opening night on December 13th. Below are images of the project in progress, finished Mural and formal launch.  This...

St. Mary’s New Ross 2015

St. Mary’s New Ross 2015

Teacher Rosy Cantlon and the students of St. Marys New Ross produce Creative Engagement 2015      

Royal Cavan Launch 2015

Royal Cavan Launch 2015

Minister Heather Humphries TD opens the Creative Engagement Peace sculpture with student Minami Hizumec , Art teacher Olivia Burns and Principal Edward Lindsay May 2015. 

Errigal College Letterkenny 2015

Errigal College Letterkenny 2015

Using the material Paverpol, Errigal College Transition Year students produce another tour de force in Creative Engagement 2014-15

Coláiste Bríde Clondalkin 2015

Coláiste Bríde Clondalkin 2015

Creative Engagement  2015 : Dr Elaine Sherwin Scoil Bríde Clondalkin.(teacher) The students marked the centenary of James Joyce's Dubliners with the assistance of Joycean expert James Quinn and graphic artist Jonathan Casey. Students studied Joyce's short stories and...

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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.