Three Galway schools join Creative Clusters collaboration

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Galway daily news Three Galway schools join Creative Clusters collaboration

Three Galway schools have joined the Creative Clusters initiative to help foster young people’s interests in art, music, drama, or more.

Created in 2018, the Creative Clusters initiative sees between three and five schools collaborating on an creative learning project.

Schools in each cluster will enjoy access to a specialist facilitator, artist or creative expertise in whatever their chosen area of interest or theme might be.

The latest expansion of the initiative seen 21 new clusters, comprising 78 schools, join the programme for the 2022-2024 school years.

The new Galway cluster is made of Athenry Boys NS, Galway Educate Together, and Eglish NS.

They will receive €3,000 funding per school over a two-year period to implement their project in the 2022–2024 school years.

Minister for Education Norma Foley said, “Creative Clusters is an excellent initiative that supports students to develop their creativity, learn to adapt and collaborate and provides them with real opportunities to express themselves in a variety of exciting new ways”.

“This is a wonderful opportunity for schools to work together on a project of their choice,” Minister Foley added, saying that she looked forward to seeing how these projects develop over the next two years.

“Schools are given complete freedom to design and develop their own project, with support from a local facilitator and their local education centre.