Creative Writing Workshops at the Museum
‘From Quills and Scrolls to Wordplay on Whiteboards’
What might it have been like going to school in the 19th century?
Imagine how in a series of special workshops for 4th, 5th, and 6th classes, facilitated by the well-known writer, Terry McDonagh.
In these special workshops, linked with an exhibition on the Kildare Place Society and Schooling in the 19th century, students will have the opportunity to:
- visit the exhibition
- examine artefacts
- work with a writer
- create their own responses to the experience of school then and now.
These workshops will be linked to a range of curriculum strands. They are free of charge and booking is essential. A Teachers’ Workshop will be held on 12th March in preparation for those who wish to book a class visit.
NMI Decorative Arts and History, Collins Barracks
12th March, 4pm – 6pm
March 13th, 14th, 15th
April 16th, 17th, 18th, 19th
Time: 10am – 12 noon and 12 noon – 2pm
Duration of visit: 2 hours
Suitable for: 4th, 5th and 6th class – Primary
Capacity: Each workshop can accommodate one class (max. 30)
Download the pdf for booking details and more information:
National Museum Creative Writing Workshops National Museum Creative Writing Workshops.pdf (0.48 MB, Adobe PDF)
This initiative is organised by the National Museum of Ireland (NMI), Poetry Ireland Writers-in-Residence Scheme, and the Church of Ireland College of Education (CICE).