Starting School


What’s it like in big school? 

In 2014, Kids’ Own partnered with Kilkenny County Childcare Committee and Kilkenny Education Centre on Starting School, a book project supporting young children in the transition to primary school.

Artist Orla Kenny and writer Mary Branley collaborated with junior infants in four schools in County Kilkenny. The children had the opportunity to creatively explore their experience of transition from preschool and early childhood care and education settings. They gathered their thoughts and advice to pass on to new children starting school and illustrated their ideas through artwork during the sessions.

Kids’ Own brought the children’s work together into a new book which was launched in May 2015 and aims to support other children through this very important transition in their lives.

Starting School is now available to buy from the Kids’ Own online bookshop: https://kidsown.ie/shop/starting-school/