CCE is continuing to work on a variety of projects and programmes in Ireland. The Pilot Year for the flagship Creative Schools programme is just reaching a conclusion and we are looking forward to hearing about how the participating schools have started to implement their plans to use the arts and creativity to support improvements in teaching and learning. CCE also supports the Creative Clusters initiative which provides schools with access to creative people, skills and resources and supports them to draw on their own skills and experiences and those within their wider communities. In addition, CCE supported and participated in a two day conference for all the school inspectors in Ireland, looking at how to support and develop creativity in the classroom.
“We are delighted at the decision of the Irish Government and partners Arts Council, Department of Education and Creative Ireland to increase the budget for the programme to €2.4 million this year. The high level of interest from schools continued with over 300 schools applying to join the 2019-20 programme by the end of March deadline. It is an exciting time to be working in education in Ireland and we are thrilled to be also continuing to support the Creative Clusters initiative this coming year too.”
Di Fisher-Naylor, Director of Programmes at CCE
The Autumn will continue to be a busy time for CCE in Ireland as we work across the country delivering training for School Coordinators, teachers and creative professionals.