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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St. Nathys College, Co. Roscommon 2022

St. Nathys College, Co. Roscommon 2022

St. Nathy's College, Co. Roscommon created an all weather metalwork sculpture named 'Cur Óg' for their Creative Engagement Project 2022. The students from TY and EAL were given the task of creating designs in keeping with the agreed theme of the biodiversity green...

Trinity Comprehensive Ballymun, Dublin 2022

Trinity Comprehensive Ballymun, Dublin 2022

Transition year students in Trinity Comprehensive Ballymun in Dublin have been working on a beautiful bottle cap mural with the Rediscovery Centre Ballymun. Teacher: Brian Cheevers

Patrician Secondary School, Newbridge, Co Kildare 2021

Patrician Secondary School, Newbridge, Co Kildare 2021

The Patrician Secondary School, Newbridge, Co Kildare 2021 have finished their Creative Engagement 2021 Project. "Starting with the theme of identity, we looked at unique body identifiers that we all have. Such as fingerprints and iris patterns in our eyes. We asked...

Hansfield ETSS, Dublin 2021

Hansfield ETSS, Dublin 2021

Hansfield ETSS Transition Year Students have completed their Creative Engagement project 2021 called "Developing Characters". They learned all about animation and illustrations.     Artist: Bruno...

Coláiste Bhaile Chláir, Co na Gaillimhe 2021

Coláiste Bhaile Chláir, Co na Gaillimhe 2021

Claregalway College took on an interesting 2021 Creative Engagement Project where Transition Year students studying Italian learned Circus Skills through Italian.   Artist: Maria Auletta Teacher: Ilaria Dore...

St. Brendan’s Community School, Birr, Co. Offaly 2021

St. Brendan’s Community School, Birr, Co. Offaly 2021

St. Brendan's Community School, Birr have completed their Creative Engagement Project 2021. The Transition Year class up-cycled two concrete benches in an outdoor courtyard in the school. They learned about the art of mosaic and created two beautiful mosaic benches....

Recent News and Updates

Happy New Year

Happy New Year. Creative Engagement 2021-22 is underway with over 100 second level schools involved. Meanwhile an exhibition of Creative Engagement 2020-21 is scheduled for March 3-5 2022 as an online event. Further information about booking to exhibit the arts work...

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Nollaig Shona Daoibh

Nollaig Shona agus Athbhliain faoi mhaise daoibh. Have a Happy Christmas and a wonderful New Year. Thanks for everything and enjoy the holidays.

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Apologies, CE delays

Apologies to all but due to illness to the Arts Officer there are delays in getting information about Creative Engagement 2021-22 to applicants.  We hope that this will improve over the next couple of weeks.

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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.