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Creative Schools Week 2021 - pictured above are pupils of Saint Michael’s National School. Creative Schools Week 2021 - pictured above are pupils of Saint Michael’s National School.

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Blast of creativity at Saint Michael’s NS for Creative Schools Week 2021

Creative Schools Week 2021 – pictured above are pupils of Saint Michael’s National School.

Blast of creativity at Saint Michael’s NS for Creative Schools Week 2021

Creative Schools Week 2021 - The pupils doing rock painting.

The pupils doing rock painting.

The pupils of Saint Michael’s National School, 11 Barrington Street are very excited to be taking part in Creative Schools Week 2021. The school was granted funding from the Arts Council as part of the Creative Schools Initiative in 2020. Saint Michael’s have decided to get involved in Creative Schools Week this year as it compliments all the wonderful activities that have been taking place throughout this school year in conjunction with the Creative Schools Initiative.

During Creative Schools Week (which takes place from the 10th to the 14th of May) there will be an emphasis placed on celebrating creativity across the curriculum. On Monday they will kick off the week with a Dance session via Zoom led by Angie Smalis, a talented contemporary dance artist and parent in our school. As the week proceeds the children will engage with the Music Generation program in Limerick which is also being facilitated online this year. Now the children are learning how to hand jive!

Teachers are planning many other creative lessons at the various class levels including rock painting, outdoor pavement art , creative writing sessions and a variety of digital lessons which foster creative skills. The week will conclude with a Drama workshop on Zoom led by Joanna Parkes who is working as a Creative Associate with the school over the past year.

Speaking about the plans for Creative Schools Week Principal of the school Ms Miriam Smyth said, “This past year has been quite unusual for our pupils, who have dealt with all the ups and downs that the pandemic has brought. Creative Schools Week will be the first opportunity our pupils have had in some time to take part in a whole school initiative like this ….you can already feel the buzz of excitement around the school.”

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The pupils doing a creative dance with choreographer Angie Smalis

 

About the school:

Saint Michael’s National School was established in 1882 and is situated between The People’s Park and Saint Michael’s Church of Ireland on Barrington Street in Limerick. They have 130 pupils, five Mainstream Class teachers, two Special Education teachers, two shared Special Education teachers and two Special Needs Assistants.

In 2018 they made some developments to the school which included the upgrade of their heating system, the addition of a new classroom, entrance and ramp and the upgrade of our security system. In October 2019 they opened their new extension and most recently opened a Sensory Garden along the back of the building. 

 

For more information about Saint Michael’s National School on Barrington street visit www.smnslimerick.ie

For other stories about Saint Michaels NS go HERE 

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