Creative Clusters is an initiative which demonstrates how creative practices can support clusters of schools to work together to address common learning challenges. It aims to promote new ways of working and collaboration between schools and to provide an opportunity for schools to experiment, innovate and collaborate on the design, implementation and evaluation of a creative learning project.
Firies National School came together with three other schools to form a creative cluster. Their subsequent project, ‘Bee Creative’, was showcased in the national folk theatre, Siamsa Tire on 3rd April 2019. The stimulus for the project was bees and each school used different forms of art to portray the importance of bees in our world. The project helped develop the creative potential of every child and to give participating children a high-quality experience working with an artist and expert in their fields leading them to an appreciation of the interaction between artistic genres. Creativity and learning blossomed with wonderful colourful props, visuals, poetry, dancing and acting.