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Schools get creative with artistic input

Jim McCafferty with budding photographers Aaron Curran and Dillon McKinney from St Joseph's Boys' School in Londonderry
Jim McCafferty with budding photographers Aaron Curran and Dillon McKinney from St Joseph's Boys' School in Londonderry

By Staff Reporter

Artists will be brought in to 10 schools across Northern Ireland to help inspire creativity.

The schools selected are from both sides of the divide within communities with a history of deprivation.

The Creative Schools Partnership, between the Arts Council, Education Authority and Urban Villages Initiative, will inject an initial investment of £120,000.

The schools will be working with artists on a wide range of creative projects including scriptwriting, music, journalism, photography, film making, animation and ceramics.

Roisin McDonough, chief executive of the Arts Council, said: "While the 10 projects are all very different, what they have in common is that they will each help the young people involved develop their own sense of self-belief."

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