St Michael’s Holy Faith Secondary School, Finglas 2023

St. Michael's Secondary School in Finglas have finished a beautiful Creative Engagement Project for 2023 talented Transition Year students worked with potter Pat Rafferty to create the the final Ceramic work about the essentiality of the Bees🐝 for...

St. Jarlath’s College, Tuam, Co. Galway 2023

St. Jarlath's College in Tuam have completed their Creative Engagement Project for 2023. One project was a clay tile project and the second was a felting project. They were visited by Mary Hanley on behalf of Creative Engagement in early May. Artist: Karena Ryan...

St. Aidans Community School, Tallaght 2023

St Aidans Community School Tallaght worked on a mosaic mural for their Creative Engagement Project 2023. This was a collaborative project between St. Ediths, and some of their Junior Cycle students. Artist: Dave West Teacher: Michelle Murphy


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Margaret Aylward Community College 2015

Margaret Aylward Community College 2015

Teacher Grace Boon, ceramic artist Pat Rafferty and the students of Margaret Aylward Community College prepare to fire......look out for future shots....

St Brendan’s Community School 2015.

St Brendan’s Community School 2015.

Teachers Yvonne Claffey, Sharon Mc Connell and the students of St. Brendan's Community School Birr, produce  Creative Engagement costume designs inspired by the Heritage Town of Birr.

St Joseph’s Lucan 2015

St Joseph’s Lucan 2015

Art teacher Niamh Garvey and students of St Joseph' s Lucan initiate their Sonic Boom project.  More to follow.

Recent News and Updates

Creative Engagement Exhibition 2014  a great success.

Creative Engagement Exhibition 2014 a great success.

Thanks to everyone who supported and made the Creative Engagement exhibition a great success October 4, Collins Barracks, Dublin. See photos of the action there by looking at  the Projects and Gallery sections of the website.   The photograph above shows...

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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.