For Creative Schools Week 2022 children in schools across Wexford were invited to let their imaginations soar and be part of a special week which celebrates creativity in young people.
The theme of this year’s annual celebration of creativity was Creativity Lives Here! and recognises and affirms that schools are truly creative places, filled with very creative people. The focus for Creative Schools Week was on fun, festivities, imagination and innovation. This year it took place from May 9-13 and many Wexford schools embraced it enthusiastically.
This wee- long focus is part of the Creative School’s initiative, which is supported by The Arts Council and Creative Ireland. The aim of the programme is to put creativity at the heart of children and young people’s lives.
Aileen Lambert, a Creative Associate with the Creative Schools Scheme which promotes the week-long celebration said:“Schools embraced the idea enthusiastically and used this week to place a focus on creativity by undertaking loads of great creative activities and workshops.”
Aileen works as a Creative Associate with six Wexford Schools; Scoil Naomh Abbáin, Adamstown, Boolavogue NS, Coláiste Abbáin, Adamstown, Kilnamanagh CNS, St Edan’s NS, Ferns and St Iberius NS, Wexford. Each school is currently engaged in a two-year programme with Aileen where she assists them is considering what creative stuff they do now and what they would like to do. They also receive a €4,000 budget to assist in putting a Creative Programme in place. Schools who would like to get involved in the programme will be interested to know that the deadline for new schools for 2022-2024 is upcoming. Full details on how to apply are here https://www.artscouncil.ie/creative-schools/schools-opportunities/.
The closing date for applications is June 2.