‘I am Creative’ is a pilot initiative of the Department of Education. It was designed to explore ways in which teachers, artists, school leaders and Special Needs Assistants could collaborate towards enhancing the provision for arts in Special Education settings.

I was delighted to be partnered with St Marks Special School in Newbridge, Co Kildare to explore ways of working and to receive relevant training. This pilot initiative took place in early summer 2023 however I am only getting around to sharing a sample of the processes now. A huge thank you to the staff and pupils in St Marks School, Kildare Education Centre and the National Arts in Education, with special thanks to Teacher Niamh Brady.

‘I am Creative’ was initiated by the Department of Education in response to the Creative Youth Plan 2023-27