'Your Gallery' at
THE National Gallery of
Ireland is delighted to announce that Donagh National
School, Carndonagh is one of only three primary schools
selected to participate in a new initiative, Your
Gallery at School. Bringing art directly to schools
across the country, this holistic outreach programme
followed an open application process and from nearly 70
applications the Donagh NS was selected along with Scoil
Chiaráin CBS, Dublin and Cliffoney NS, Sligo.
In spring and summer 2021, the National Gallery will work with
these three primary schools to create a tailored
programme of activities, appropriate for the students’
ages and school levels. With a focus on learning through
and about art, wellbeing and creative careers, Your
Gallery at School comprises individual practical
workshops, sensory sessions, talks and Q&As for the
Pupils from Donagh National School
showing some art work they made.
Caroline Carey, Principal
at Donagh NS, expressed her delight at the school been
chosen for the programme: "Donagh N.S. are thrilled to
have been selected for the Your Gallery at School
programme. The series of workshops will underpin the key
values of the primary school curriculum - to foster a
love of learning, to build skills for life and to
develop each child’s potential in the area of arts,
culture and self-care. We have small pupil numbers and
feel that this programme will really nurture and harness
artistic interests and creativity in our pupils. It will
provide a new focus for our school pupils (and the
school community, at large) and give all concerned a
holistic perspective and appreciation of the arts. We
hope that it will fire up their artistic creativity and
awaken their curiosity in the world of art and culture.
In these challenging times, we are appreciative also of
this opportunity to focus on the mindfulness aspect of
art. We are excited to learn more about the work of the
staff of the National Gallery and the variety of career
opportunities in the world of art. Such a valuable
learning opportunity for all our staff and pupils!"
In the second phase of Your Gallery at School, the
National Gallery of Ireland will also work with three post-primary schools.
The post-primary applications will open in August 2021.
For details of how to apply, key dates and application