Creative Schools

We will be starting our Creative School journey this year under the guidance of Múinteoir Tadhg. Please see below information regarding the programme.


Scoileanna Ildánacha/Creative Schools supports Primary and Post-Primary schools and Youthreach centres across Ireland to put arts and creativity at the heart of children’s and young people’s lives.

Schools and Youthreach centres that join the programme take part in a two-year guided journey to develop a Creative Schools Plan unique to their own school, and to begin to implement it.

Children and young people’s involvement in planning, decision-making and reflection is central to the journey. This programme offers a real opportunity for school communities to explore what arts and creativity means to them, and how arts and creativity can support their schools’ learning and development priorities.

Participating schools/centres provide opportunities for children and young people to build their artistic and creative skills, and develop additional ways of working that reinforce the impact of creativity on children and young people’s learning and wellbeing.

Key supports offered by the programme include; specialist support and advice from a Creative Associate assigned to each school/centre; training and networking; and funding to begin to implement Creative Schools Plans.