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Towards a creative curriculum
within the Primary National Strategy

 

Further information & resources

 
1. Creative arts inspired by Irish myths & legends in Sefton (Birkdale Primary School)

Pen & ink drawings

Celtic Knots
Historic awareness:
- shape & form

- use of colour
Step by step process.

3D Art
Finn McCool, the Legendary Giant.

 

Dance
Stimulus:
Celtic tales
Knot design.

 

Banner Design
Children’s sketches ... Enlarged & transferred ... Banner created ... ‘Celtic Rotunda’

 

2. Irish themes, creativity & the Primary National Strategy in Manchester

'The project aroused and excited the curiosity of the school when they were told that they were going to study Ireland. The Irish literature created an excellent learning environment for the children. The range and quality of the activities allowed all children to participate in the Ireland project and produce work of fantastic quality.'

Catherine Gordon, headteacher, Holy Name RC Primary School in Moss Side, was delighted to report after her teachers and pupils had enjoyed a wide variety of studies and activities relating to Ireland throughout the school year 2004-5, involving the whole school, from Nursery (Art, Literacy and Design Technology) to Year 6 (Art, Literacy, Numeracy, Geography, History, ICT, Design Technology, Food Technology and Music).