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‘Across an Open Field’ launches in Galway with Ciaran Cannon TD

Across an Open Field was launched in Galway at Northampton National School by Ciaran Cannon TD on Monday 5th December. Sixty children from 3rd to 6th class in Northampton National School, Kinvara, Co. Galway, contributed to the book, revealing unique accounts and personal insights into the events of 1912-1922. Over 300 children from 10 primary schools across 8 counties in Ireland and Northern Ireland investigated glo
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Kilkenny children help to create Ireland’s first history book written and illustrated by children

Across an Open Field is the first Irish history book written and illustrated by children. Twenty-six children from 3rd to 6th class in Lisnafunchin National School, Castlecomer, Co. Kilkenny contributed to the book, revealing local accounts and personal insights into the events of 1912-1922. Across an Open Field was officially launched by Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton, T.D. on Friday 25th November
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Exploring new places on the Virtually There Project

In the final of our Virtually There new artist and teacher posts, we introduce you to teacher Helena Byrne from St Colman’s Bann Primary School  and artist Rhona Byrne who have joined the new phase of the Virtually There project.   Follow Kids’ Own on instagram to view our Virtually There artist take over series. Teacher Helena Byrne at St Colman’s Bann Primary School, Laurencetown I moved to Manchester wh
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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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