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CRAFTed 2018 Programme

CRAFTed is the Design & Crafts Council of Ireland’s Primary School Visual Arts based educational programme. It promotes learning through creativity and innovation, placing professional craftspeople to work alongside teachers in primary schools.

It focuses on integrated learning methodologies through the Visual Arts Curriculum, using a process-led methodology that focuses on the child’s own creativity. 

CRAFTed is being developed and delivered in partnership with the full-time Education Centres (ATECI) across the Republic of Ireland 

CRAFTed 2018- how it works


This years CRAFTed programme will take place in the 2018 Spring and Summer Term. All Primary Schools will have the opportunity to apply to participate in Crafted, which will run in approximately 70 schools countrywide


CRAFTed 2018- how to apply


To register your interest for CRAFTed 2018 complete application form and send to Kay Dowling at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Please see the CRAFTed website with further details on how to apply.

Using Rhythm in the classroom

“Using Rhythm in the Classroom” is a Practical hands - on and fun course.

Teachers will be introduced to rhythmical activities such as body percussion, making up rhythms using words, cup rhythms, songs and games which can be used in the classrooms

During the course we will also use drums to become familiar with the rhythms and rhythm arrangements.

Station Teaching in Junior Classes


Practical Tips for your Classroom

By Dr.Dympna Daly

Inconjunction with The Education Centre Tralee


Date:       Monday 16th October 2017

Time:      4.30-6.00pm

Venue:     The Gleneagle Hotel, Killarney

To book a place please log onto our website



PDST Child Protection Seminars

Places for the seminar this term (based on existing guidelines), is strictly reserved for newly appointed DLPs and DDLPs only. 


The Department of Education and Skills will facilitate substitute cover where necessary.

The date for your Education Centre is as follows:


The Education Centre Date  9th November
Dromtacker Tralee 9.30 – 3.30p.m.


Please log on to register for this seminar.


You may wish to look at the child protection section of our website at  It contains relevant documentation as well as presentations which you may find useful for sharing with staff or parents.

We request that you bring your own copy of the Child Protection procedures to the training day.

These are available on  

Up-coming Courses

17TRA059 PDST Stay Safe
23-10-2017 9:15 am
17TRA052 Friends for Life Post Primary
23-10-2017 9:30 am
17TRA038 NIPT Primary Tralee
23-10-2017 5:00 pm

CPD Courses Calendar


New users please register first (once only) in order to book a CPD course

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