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Fantastic response to online CreateSchool competitions for Cruinniú na nÓg Carlow

This year as part of Cruinniú na nÓg the National day of Creativity for young people, Creative Ireland Carlow in association with Carlow County Museum presented a fun series of STEAM workshops in BrickFlix, Movie Making, Pod Casting and Digital Photography.
Todays Cruinniú na nÓg, Ireland’s national day of free creativity for young people, coordinated by Carlow County Council Arts office and Culture Team chose the theme of “The Sky is Blue”. It’s inspired by Leighlinbridge County Carlow Scientist John Tyndall who figured out why the sky is blue and the effects of global warming.
In so doing he changed the world for the better in many ways and the young people of Carlow creatively respond to that.
Todays Cruinniú na nÓg, Ireland’s national day of free creativity for young people, coordinated by Carlow County Council Arts office and Culture Team chose the theme of “The Sky is Blue”. It’s inspired by Leighlinbridge County Carlow Scientist John Tyndall who figured out why the sky is blue and the effects of global warming.
In so doing he changed the world for the better in many ways and the young people of Carlow creatively respond to that.
atheseThese workshops were designed and delivered by Create School, who developed workshops around the theme “The Sky is Blue” inspired by Carlow scientist John Tyndall. Workshops were designed to encourage young people to explore hidden talents and to creatively express themselves using stop motion, movie making, Lego, animation, music or podcasts. These workshops particularly suited Cruinniú na nÓg Carlow this year as the entire progamme went online due to Covid 19 restrictions. Speaking about the project Peter Baxter, director of CreateSchool said “We creatively use mobile digital technology in all of our workshops to enable people to use the amazing abilities of technology for their creative applications rather than simply the practical capacities.”
Of course there were some great prizes up for grabs for participants who submitted a finished piece. The Winners were, Podcasting, Isobel Webb, Moviemaker, Sophie and Isobel Webb, Photography, Morgan Delaney Reid and Brickflicks, Fiachra Moore. To view the winning entries, visit https://www.facebook.com/CreativeIrelandCarlow/

Carlow Arts Officer and Creative Ireland Coordinator Sinead Dowling shared ‘this year’s Cruinniú na nÓg, Carlow, was developed around the theme, “The Sky is Blue”, inspired by Leighlinbridge Scientist John Tyndall, who figured out why the sky is blue and the effects of global warming. We were thrilled with the response to CreateSchool workshops with 62 young Carlow people engaging online in a new and exciting way”
Cruinniú na nÓg Carlow is organised and managed by Carlow Arts Office as part of the Creative Ireland Programme
For Further information contact the Arts Office: Sinead Dowling, Arts Officer and Creative Ireland Coordinator or Aileen Nolan – Creative Ireland Carlow Project Assistant
T: +353 (0)59 9136234 M: 087 358 0224 M:0868200247.
E: sdowling@carlowcoco.ie or anolan@carlowcoco.ie