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Third Class  pupils are involved in a wonderful Art Project provided by the Design and Crafts Council of Ireland. Liadain De Buitlear, an Award Winning Designer of Irish Knitwear, is coming to the school over a number of weeks to work on a project in "Fabric and Fibre". This CRAFTed programme gives primary school children and teachers an exciting opportunity to explore their creativity and learn new skills by working with professional craftspeople. It provides collaborative training, access to highly skilled craftspeople and gives both teachers and students the opportunity to explore new materials such as clay, fibre and metals. CRAFTed connects creativity and innovation at an early stage of children’s development. The programme is designed to build skills, develop competencies and provide resources that support creative learning for teachers, their students and craftspeople. Most importantly, it gives children the chance to use their imagination!

In the first session the girls planned the design for their project and succeeded in doing some beautiful weaving on looms.

Next, they learned the skill of "wet-felting". Following that, the pupils learned how to knit with their fingers!

The Final Outcome is this beautiful Wall-Hanging, incorporating felting, finger knitting and weaving, which depicts St. Brigid of Kildare.

What a lovely artpiece we now have to display in our school. It has been greatly admired and complimented by all the teachers and pupils in the school. Well done to the third class pupils for completing this wonderful creation.