Arts

BGE Student Theatre Awards

by admin on 06/01/2017

Now in it’s 4th year, the Bord Gáis Energy Student Theatre Awards gives students, teachers and schools a chance to be recognised and rewarded for their participation in the dramatic arts. There are lots of budding actors, singers, dancers, choreographers and writers in schools and this might be their opportunity to shine. [click to continue…]

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con_tuttiMusic Generation Sligo, in collaboration with the Centre for Special Educational Needs Inclusion and Diversity (CSENID) in St. Angela’s College, Sligo, have developed a music resource for teachers working with pupils with ASD.

Launched at a recent seminar in St. Angela’s College and piloted over the past two years in two ASD units [click to continue…]

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dabbledoo_musicA New Method For Music Education

In 2008 I created a new system of music notation as part of a Masters in Music and Media Technology in Trinity College Dublin. My aim was to create a type of musical notation that could be used and understood by everyone, regardless of their previous musical experience. I wanted to create musical collaborations between professional and amateur musicians from different backgrounds and I found that traditional notation was not suitable for this purpose. [click to continue…]

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Digital Art Week 2016

by admin on 08/04/2016

digital_art_weekApril 24th – 29th sees the arrival of our 6th annual Digital Art Week. This gives primary school children around Ireland the opportunity to share their digital art with other children around the country and complete some fun visual arts activities. [click to continue…]

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south_sudan‘Spotlight on South Sudan’ is a new drama/development education resource which uses the methodology of process drama to enable children to learn, through imagined experience, about life in South Sudan. South Sudan, the world’s youngest independent nation, faces tremendous challenges such as the ongoing conflict, extreme levels of poverty, internal displacement and so on.

The resource is broken into two separate schemes aimed at different class levels [click to continue…]

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Arts in Education Portal Launched

May 19, 2015

The Minister for Education and Skills, Jan O’Sullivan TD, and the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Heather Humphreys TD, today launched the Arts in Education Portal in Dublin Castle. Developed by both Departments, the Arts in Education Charter was launched in 2012. The Charter plays a pivotal role in promoting both Arts Education and […]

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Annie West Yeats Colouring Pages

January 6, 2015

You’ll be hearing a lot about the poet W.B. Yeats this year as lots of celebrations are planned to mark the 150th anniversary of his birth. More information on the events to mark the year can be found on the Yeats 2015 website. To help mark the year in primary schools, the award-winning artist and […]

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First Line Impros 02

November 8, 2014

First line Impros are a great oral language / drama activity which pupils will really enjoy. The idea is that pupils compose a conversation (improvisation), beginning with opening line written on the card. They need to decide who are the people in the conversation, where it is taking place, what the problem is and how […]

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First Line Impros 01

November 5, 2014

First line Impros are a great oral language / drama activity which pupils will really enjoy. The idea is that pupils compose a conversation (improvisation), beginning with opening line written on the card. They need to decide who are the people in the conversation, where it is taking place, what the problem is and how […]

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Designing A Book

January 8, 2014

Many teachers will be involved with writing books with their pupils for the Write-A-Book Project which is organised through many of the Education Centres around the country. Sometimes, a lot of work can go into the story element of the book with the result that the design element of the book can be neglected. It […]

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Needles Book

November 30, 2013

Sewing is a skill which will stay with the children throughout their lives, done in a fun way. Being able to sew opens doors for people – they can make things for themselves and as presents, repair clothes, and more in the future You never know – the next Coco Chanel or Alexander McQueen could be […]

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Leabhair Snáthaid

November 30, 2013

Fuáil – is scil í seo a mharfaidh leis na páistí go deo, déanta i mbealach spraoiúil. Nuair is féidir fuáil oscalaíonn doirse do dhaoine – gur féidir leo rudaí a dhéanamh doibh féin agus mar bhronntanais, eadaí a dheisiú, agus níos mó amach anseo. Níl a fhios agat – b’fhéidir go bhfuil an chéad Coco […]

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Hallowe’en Popular Music Week At The Ark

October 23, 2013

It’s Popular Music Week this midterm at The Ark in Temple Bar, Dublin. Write your own pop song and share it online, design your band’s t-shirt and album cover, try your hand at spinning discs like a professional DJ or join in a music jam. 7 days of popular music with a Halloween flavour will be running […]

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Shakespeare For Kids at the Abbey Theatre

March 7, 2013

Young theatre audiences and their families can experience Shakespeare in a fun and imaginative way when UK writer and actor Tim Crouch performs in March at the national theatre, on the Peacock stage. I, Peaseblossom and I, Malvolio introduce two of the Bard’s better known plays through their lesser known characters with disarming theatricality. Tim […]

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Meitheal na mBeag Conference

February 6, 2013

This year’s Meitheal na mBeag Conference for those working in children’s arts through Irish will be held in An Taibhdhearc, Co. na Gaillimhe. The two day conference, entitled “The Cultural Rights of the Child“, will take place on the 15th and 16th of February 2013. This year’s event takes its theme from Article 31 of […]

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