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Summer course for teachers: Placing the Creative Process at the Heart of Learning

Kids’ Own is hosting a summer course for primary school teachers in partnership with The Education Centre, Tralee. This course aims to equip teachers with confidence and skills in relation to their own approaches to working with children in the classroom. The key aims of the course are: For teachers to experience approaches that place the creative process at the heart of learning To equip participants with the
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Another Planet: further adventures in the virtual world

Virtually There Curator Ann Donnelly continues her exploration of the project with a visit to artist Sharon Kelly’s studio in Belfast during a vibrant online session with St Patrick’s Primary School, Crossmaglen. I have visited schools before during Virtually There sessions but outside my own work I have never seen the project in action from the perspective of another artist in the studio. It has been an
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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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