ARCHBISHOP McHale students enjoyed the celebrations at the school to mark Creative Schools Week. Photo: Ray Ryan

Freedom of expression inspires students during Creative Schools Week

Primary and secondary school students explore their artistic side

SCHOOLS across north Galway have showcased their artistic talents as part of Creative Schools Week, with a secondary school in Tuam unveiling a new welcoming banner at its entrance to celebrate their students’ creativity.

A Creative Schools Committee at Archbishop McHale college unveiled the colourful banner, created in tandem with local artist Rachel Varden and Creative Associate JoJo Hynes, who facilitated workshops at the school over the past two years.

The school’s ARC and Liberty units, for children with autism and learning difficulties, also took part in the programme, through a series of workshops with Tuam actor and artistic consultant Midie Corcoran, who helped them write their own song and create an accompanying music video.

Teacher Sinead Gilligan said the students had responded with huge enthusiasm to the theme of ‘Creativity Lives Here’ and had incorporated several Tuam landmarks and cultural associations into the banner …

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