Creative Schools Project

Posted by: | Posted on: June 21, 2019

Scoil Mhuire has had a busy year as a Creative School working with artists, creative practitioners and local cultural groups to develop a lively programme of arts and creative work.  As one of four schools in Co. Kildare to be awarded Creative School status by The Arts Council, Scoil Mhuire Junior is delighted that its pupils have been given this opportunity to explore the life-skill of sewing and to use their imagination to create a colourful quilt which will be displayed in the foyer of the Riverbank Arts Centre during the month of June. Pupils have been busily sewing on flowers and cherry blossoms with the help of wonderful adult volunteers to celebrate the arrival of Junefest with all its explosion of creativity. This Creative Sewing Project which is entitled “The Secret Garden” Project is the culmination of a three month project with designer, Aideen Cross who is renowned for her design work in the area of fabric and fibre as well as her creative sewing workshops for young people.

The unveiling of the quilt was followed by a visit from Rua, the library mascot who visited classes to tell children about the upcoming Summer Stars Reading Programme which will be run in Newbridge library as well as the many free events and activities which are organised for local children during the Summer holiday period by Kildare Co. Council Library and Arts Services

The Creative Schools project has been funded by The Arts Council and will be launched as an in-school event by Arts Council co-ordinator, Susan Boyle on June 7th at 9.15 am. “We are deeply indebted to Linda and staff at the Riverbank Arts Centre and Kevin and staff at Newbridge library for their invaluable support as local cultural resources during our tenure as a Creative School” said a school spokesperson.