18 July 2022

Congratulations to artist Shona McGillivray and teacher Michelle O’Halloran from St.Anne’s School in Ennis who are currently ‘spotlighted’ on the national Arts in Education website, for their project completed through our Embrace Scheme.

Inside Stories was a visual arts residency with Shona and the young people from the Sycamore, Poppy, and Buttercup classes, their class teachers, and support staff. The classes involved in this project are part of the specific ASD classes of the school and often the main challenge with children with ASD can be communication and expression of self.

The national Arts in Education Portal is the key national digital resource of arts in education practice in Ireland. It showcases and spotlights the very best in arts and education practice nationally, so it is especially satisfying to see Inside Stories showcased and referenced as a model of good practice for others looking to do similar works.

Inside Stories was exhibited in May in glór as part of the 2022 Embrace Showcase.