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Science Week: New Environmental Field Guide by Sligo children brings nature to the fore

A new children’s environmental field guide by pupils from St. Patrick’s National School in Maugherow aims to encourage other children to explore their natural environment and learn about the importance of preserving local ecosystems. A Beak like a Banana: A children’s environmental field guide for having fun in the outdoors published by Kids’ Own in partnership with IT Sligo Environmental Science Department was launc
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Weird and wonderful things on the Virtually There Project

This week we introduce teacher Christopher McCambridge from St Colman’s Primary School and digital artist John D’Arcy, another two of the new artists and teachers joining the new phase of the Virtually There project.   Follow Kids’ Own on instagram to view our Virtually There artist take over series. Teacher Christopher McCambridge at St Colman’s P.S. Lambeg Art has always played an important r
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Meet our next artist and teacher pairing on the Virtually There Project

This week we introduce another new artist and teacher partnership joining the new phase of the Virtually There project, teacher Wendy Davey from Killard House School and visual artist Julie Forrester. Also check our Kids’ Own on instagram Teacher Wendy Davey at Killard House School I have been Teaching Art & Design at Killard House School for 10 yrs having previously taught in Russia and London which was an
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Virtually There: Introducing a new artist-teacher partnership

We continue our introduction of the new artists and teachers joining the new phase of the Virtually There project, this week we introduce you to teacher Leanne Kyle from st Aughnacloy Primary school and dancer Lisa Cahill. Teacher Leanne Kyle at Aughnacloy Primary School I always enjoyed art as a child. My favourite programme on T.V  was art attack and I spent my summers making large scale art attacks in the fields w
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Creating a new digital map of Roscommon

A huge thank you to everyone who joined us for ‘Our Map’ at Roscommon Arts Centre during the Culture night weekend, September 16th – 18th. Over the three days we were delighted to be joined by children and their families from the area to share their stories and favourite places with us in the creation of a new digital map of Roscommon. Nana’s house in four mile house They had to get a new duck cause the f
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Virtually There – Opportunity for Schools

Kids’ Own in partnership with Carrick-on-Shannon Education Centre, Kilkenny Education Centre, Sligo Education Centre and Education Centre Tralee is pleased to invite applications from 4 schools (one from each Education Centre area) to participate in the ‘Virtually There’ Project from October 2016 to December 2016. This project represents a very exciting opportunity for schools that are interested in creative engageme
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Virtually There: Introducing our new artists & teachers

To celebrate the start of the new phase of the Virtually There project, over the next few weeks we would like to introduce you to the new artists and teachers joining the project. This week we meet teacher Joanna Harriott from St John the Baptist P.S. Andersonstown and visual artist Helen Barry. Teacher Joanna Harriott at St John the Baptist P.S. Belfast I have always enjoyed art. I have fond memories of going to vis
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‘Virtually There’ Opportunity for Visual Artists

Kids’ Own is pleased to invite applications from suitably qualified individuals for the following opportunity: ‘Virtually There’ Visual Artists   Kids’ Own seeks 4 artists to join a new exciting phase of the ‘Virtually There’ project to take place in four counties in the Republic of Ireland funded by the Arts Council of Ireland in partnership with The Education Centre, Tralee, Kilkenny Education Centre, Sligo Ed
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Culture Night weekend: Kids’ Own “Our Map” at Roscommon Arts Centre

Come to “Our Map” hosted by Kids’ Own at Roscommon Arts Centre this September and join the hive of industry and creativity during Culture Night weekend. Share your stories through book making and digital mapping and join us in the creation of a new digital map of Roscommon which will bring your ideas and experiences to life. This project is part of a new exploration of work for Kids’ Own that seeks to combine traditi
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