Scoil Mhuire Ruadhán has been selected to take part in the Arts Council’s Creative Schools Program from 2021-2023.

“The Creative Schools (CS) initiative aims to put the arts and creativity at the heart of children’s and young people’s lives. Participating schools will be supported to understand, develop and celebrate young people’s engagement with the arts and creativity. They will draw on the range of resources within their school and wider community, developing new ways of working that reinforce the impact of the arts and creativity on student learning, development and well-being. Students will have a central role in the development of this process.”

Here is a link to an RTE documentary about Creative Schools:


“Creative Associates (CAs) are artists, creative practitioners and/or educators with an understanding of the arts and creativity and its potential to transform the lives of children and young people. They will support their school to deepen the arts and creative opportunities for children and young people, and to develop their creativity. They will act as a critical friend and challenge their school to think in new and different ways.”

Sarah Fuller. CA for Ruan NS 2021- 2023

Hello everyone, I am delighted to be appointed this role and to be working with you all for the next couple of years. This is a wonderful opportunity for the school and offers the potential for lots of new and exciting learning experiences. I am really looking forward to getting to know you all and to assist you on this journey.

A little bit about myself.


I live in the Burren, Co. Clare.

I am a visual artist and puppeteer, and founding member of Dog and String Theatre. A touring puppet theatre dedicated to making work for Children.

I am a Creative Associate with the Arts Council, and also work with KidsOwn Publishing Partnership, a children’s arts organisation and Ireland’s only dedicated publisher of books by children, for children.

I have many years’ experience as an artist/educator, facilitating workshops in schools and community settings to all ages and abilities.

I am also on the Artist panel for Helium Arts, an arts organization for children living with long – term health conditions.