Creative Schools Collaboration
Category : Post Primary
From December 13th to 14th, our Transition Year students joined students from Mid West School (Limerick) and Deaf and Bishoptown Community School (Cork) for a Creative Schools Collaboration at Bishoptown Community School. It was a truly enriching experience.
One of the highlights of the collaboration was our students working together to translate the song ‘Rest of our Days’ by Cian Ducrot and Ella Henderson into Irish Sign Language (ISL). They had a great time filming this ISL translation, showcasing their creativity and dedication.
After a delicious Apache pizza lunch, our students enjoyed some free time at the Wilton Shopping Center, soaking in the local atmosphere. Later, they were treated to a spectacular performance of High School Musical by Bishoptown Community School, which had full ISL access, providing an inclusive and memorable experience for all.
To further foster camaraderie, everyone gathered at Sheila Hostel, where students continued to bond and create lasting connections.
The following day, we visited the Cork Deaf Association, where Terence enlightened us about the invaluable services they provide to the Deaf community. Our excursion also included a visit to the Ferris Wheel and the famous English Market. We concluded our adventure with a delicious Christmas-themed lunch at the Marina Market.
The memorable collaboration wrapped up with a thrilling game of bowling, bringing everyone closer together and leaving us with unforgettable memories.
The Creative Schools Collaboration was not only about artistic experiences; it aimed to enhance the wellbeing, confidence, and communication skills of our students. Through shared experiences, our project sought to inspire a sense of community and belonging, foster personal growth and development, and ignite a lifelong passion for learning and self-discovery.
This collaboration was funded by Creative Schools Cluster funding and Education for Sustainability Development Grant. Special thanks to Denise Dowling and Breda Woods for from Bishoptown Community School for hosting this successful creative collaboration.
Overall, this collaboration was a resounding success, leaving a lasting impact on our students and reinforcing the importance of creativity, inclusivity, and the power of shared experiences. We look forward to future collaborations that will continue to enrich and empower our students.