#ArtsFestival2021 has been a huge success.

see Films of some events here

see photos here

A huge Thank You to everyone in the school community who have given their time and effort and to everyone who has sent in such creative work as part of our Arts Festival. Still a few more things going on. Yarn bombing will be visible soon!

So far, in the garden, we’ve had a really sensational concert with children singing, playing violin, keyboard, electric guitar and reciting poetry. We’ve had drumming workshops, knitting, weaving, mosaic making, pom-pom making, drawing to music and story slams. We’ve had special guests, Colm O’Regan (comedian, author, broadcaster and parent) and Michelle Gallen (author and parent) and Paul Madden (Director, Animator and parent), sharing their skills and knowledge and giving us inspiration.  The Ark has been sharing it’s amazing theatre via Zoom. IMMA (Annie Fletcher, parent) and the Hugh Lane Gallery (Brandy Boden, parent) delivered great workshops. Plus we’ve all been joyously welcoming family and friends from a far (via zoom) live in our classes in Muintir. Stay tuned for more updates!

Staff and children have made such an enormous contribution to making the Arts Festival a tremendous experience! We are lucky to have such talent in our school community! — carefully planned and co-ordinated by Wilma and involving very special efforts by all of our staff, especially SNA Teresa. SNA Pauline for keeping everyone connected to the festival through twitter and our webpage.

Thanks also to our staff who delivered workshops during the week Michael, Dermot, Hazel, Siobhán and to Ciara for the Canal Way Story Slam. Mostly a big thank you to all the children for making this such a fantastic week!