European Project

Europe Through The Eyes of a Child

West Cork Education Centre developed a Project for Primary Schools to support the “Communicating Europe Initiative” funded by the department of Foreign Affairs.

This is a Visual Arts Project based on European Buildings and children’s awareness of Europe and its landmarks. Children were given the opportunity to create designs of great European Buildings. Buildings were created through the eyes of a child.

These building materials included wire, willow, cane, paper and straws. Materials were made available to the schools to support this structure building activity.

Marie Brett, our project artist and advisor gave a demonstration to teachers on construction of structures. This was followed by a ‘hands- on activity’ session which was thoroughly enjoyed by participating teachers.

This exciting project offered innovative ideas for the construction strand of the Visual Arts Programme and explored a creative path towards ‘Looking and Responding’ in the Visual Arts Strand.

Participating Schools submitted their completed designs to the Education Centre. All entries were displayed at the West Cork Education Centre. Entries were accredited at an Awards Ceremony. All participating Schools received a Treasure Chest of Arts Materials

Funding for this project was awarded to West Cork Education Centre by the Department of Foreign Affairs in 2009 for one year only. Following the overwhelming success of the project which included media interest, the project was continued in 2010 with funding provided by West Cork Education Centre.

Congratulations to the following schools who participated in this project in 2009 and 2010.

– Clogagh N.S, Timoleague 
– St. Mary’s N.S, Enniskeane.
– Kilcrohane N.S, Bantry
– Togher N.S, Dunmanway
– Laragh N.S, Bandon
– St. Marys GNS, Dunmanway.
– Scoil Eoin, Innishannon
– Scoil Mhuire, Schull
– Our Lady of Mercy NS, Bantry
– Scoil Phadraig Naofa, Dunmanway
– Presentation Primary, Bandon
– Lisavaird N.S, Clonakilty
– Ballymoney N.S, Ballineen 
– St. James NS, Durrus
– Ballinacarriga N.S, Dunmanway
– Scoil Bhride, Ballydehob

– Model School, Dunmanway 
– Kilcrohane N.S, Bantry
– Ballinadee N.S, Bandon
– Scoil Phadraig Naofa, Dunmanway
– Our Lady of Mercy N.S., Bantry
– Presentation Primary, Bandon
– Urhan N.S, Eyeries