Creative Schools Week Art Competition

The children based their projects on many different forms of art including painting, drawing, sculpture, gardening, installation, literature, knitting, baking, junk art, architecture, lego, jewellery, film making and many more.

Each piece of art was original and creative and the children enjoyed admiring and appreciating each others work. We were blown away by the standard of the artwork and by the amount of talent and creativity which we have in our school!


The children in 4th, 5th and 6th class were treated to this dark yet funny tale which involved a cookery demonstration!

We would like to give a massive thank you to Alice whose performance we thoroughly enjoyed! If you would like to see another of Alice’s shows please check out the poster above with details of her upcoming performance of Liv which is suitable for 13 year olds +.

Creative Schools Initiative

Creative Schools supports schools to put the arts and creativity at the heart of children’s and young people’s lives. This initiative provides opportunities for children and young people to build their artistic and creative skills; to communicate, collaborate, stimulate their imaginations, be inventive and to harness their curiosity!

We have set up a student driven Creative Schools Advisory Group who play a central role in developing, implementing and evaluating the programme in our school. The Advisory Group have created a school mantra and made some origami hearts. The school mantra is “All forms of art are fun and cool, so let’s become a creative school!”

Each class in the school has done a handprint activity – to show what creative things are already going on in the school and what creative things they would like to see happening down the line.

The children have identified Creative Points of Interest in the school garden – places where they would like to see artistic things taking place!

Maev O’ Shea is our Creative Associate. Maev works in the Everyman Theatre and regularly visits our school and guides our creativity in new and exciting ways.

Creative Schools is allowing us to create new and enhance existing links with local artists in our community. It is giving our pupils opportunities to broaden their exposure to the arts and is also enhancing wellbeing and positive mental health in Walterstown NS.

BLAST 2021

Each week our resident artist, Julie Forrester, has been visiting the school. She has introduced us to new art forms and has helped us to develop new skills such as critical thinking, collaboration, leadership and innovation.

We are privileged to have a school garden which in itself is a form of art and self-expression. With the help of Julie we have turned it into an imaginative, ever changing, on-site art studio! Every week the children can be seen collecting materials from the garden to use as inspiration for their artwork. They have been busy doing still life drawings, dying crepe paper and printing with foam!

Through engagement with BLAST we have achieved inclusiveness and professional development. We have also enhanced pupil well-being and made a sustainable commitment to the arts!