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‘Virtually There’: Opportunities for Artists, Schools and an Action Researcher

Kids’ Own is pleased to invite applications from schools and suitably qualified individuals for the following opportunities: ‘Virtually There’ Project Action Researcher ‘Virtually There’ Artists ‘Virtually There’ – Participating schools   Kids’ Own seeks a Project Action Researcher, four artists and four Northern Irish schools to join a new exciting phase of the ‘Virtually There’ project to take place in Norther
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HSA National Multimedia Farm Safety Awards

The winner of the Health and Safety Authority’s (HSA) Multimedia Farm Safety Competition for post-primary students was announced at an awards ceremony in Dublin Castle on 27th April 2016. The HSA multimedia project was carried out in partnership with Kids’ Own and Kilkenny Education Centre. Shane Farrelly (14), a third year student from Bailieborough Community School, Co. Cavan, won the overall prize for his innovati
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Children’s Environmental Field Guide Project

We are very excited to be partnering with our local school, St. Patrick’s NS in Maugherow, Co. Sligo on a brand new project, supporting children in learning more about environmental, sustainability and biodiversity issues through a creative process with an artist, writer and environmental scientist. Supported by the Local Agenda 21 Environmental Partnership Fund and IT Sligo Environmental Science Department, th
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A new phase on the 100 Year History Project

Over the autumn and winter of 2015-2016, Ann Donnelly has been working with children and teachers from schools in Ireland and Northern Ireland in order to deepen their engagement with the Decade of Centenaries as part of the 100 Year History Project. While some schools widened their perspective to get an idea of the context in which local events were taking place, others paid particular attention to personal and loca
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The reviews are in! Taunagh National School critique Rebellion in the Village

Fifth class pupils from Taunagh N.S. in Riverstown, Co. Sligo recently reviewed one of our books, Rebellion in the Village. This adventure novel was written by children in Scoil Ursula, Sligo Town together with writer Mary Branley. Pupils from Taunagh have been studying the French Revolution and as Rebellion in the Village is set during that historical period, Principal Linda McMahon was keen to engage her pupils wit
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Kids’ Own seeks Office Administrator

Since its inception in 1997 Kids’ Own has emerged as a key organisation that supports the provision of exemplary arts practice with children and young people in Ireland. Kids’ Own is primarily focused on supporting the engagement that occurs between artists and children through a way of working that develops children’s individual creative expression through publishing and the arts. Our ethos is about supporting child
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World Read Aloud Day

As part of World Read Aloud Day on 24th February, our newest team member Imelda took the opportunity to visit some local schools to join the teachers in celebrating books and to foster a love of books amongst their pupils.                   In St. John’s N.S in Sligo Town, 5th Class teacher Avril O’Hanlon read aloud from Rebellion in the Village, one of our boo
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Taunagh National School read Rebellion in the Village

Taunagh N.S. in Riverstown, Co. Sligo got in touch with us recently as they were interested in reading one of our books, Rebellion in the Village. Written by children in Scoil Ursula, Sligo Town together with writer Mary Branley, the novel was published by Kids’ Own in 2013.  As pupils in Taunagh N.S were recently studying the French Revolution and as Rebellion in the Village is set during that same period in h
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Call for papers, presentations and workshops! Arts in Education National Day

To mark the Arts in Education Portal’s 1st birthday, an Arts in Education National Day has been initiated. Taking place on 23rd April 2016, this national celebration aims to bring together members of the arts in education community from all across Ireland, to share, learn, talk, network, get inspired, and continue interrogating best practice in the field. The Portal is inviting proposals from organisations or individ
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