Sunday, 27 November 2011

School project 2009

As part of the Cork Harbour Project – Beyond the Myths 2008 John McHarg & Ned Cotter ran a series of school-workshops titled ‘Rocky Shore Harbour Project’ with the Windy Lane Puppet Theatre, Youghal, Co. Cork.

‘Rocky Shore Harbour Project’
Sirius Arts Centre
24th February 10.30am – 12.30pm 2009

As part of the ‘Cork Harbour Project – Beyond the Myths’ John McHarg, Ned Cotter, Vanessa O’Loughlin & Birgit O’Driscoll ran a series of school-workshops with the Windy Lane Puppeteers: Sarah Jennings, Christy O’Keeffe, Paddy O’Sullivan, Billy Flynn & Laurence Fitzgerald (based in Youghal). 

They shared their expertise and skills with primary school children to foster an appreciation for their local environment through a series of visits to local beaches, hosted by Naturalist Jim Wilson, and art workshops exploring the art of puppetry. Working in three different schools from the harbour area; 4th class students from Rushbrooke National School in Cobh; 5th and 6th class students from Aghada N.S. in Aghada; and 5th and 6th class students from South Abbey N.S. in Youghal the children will present the results from these workshops at a private showing in the Sirius Arts Centre on Tuesday 24th February between 10.30am and 12.30pm.

With thanks to Cork County Council, FAS, SEACAD South and East Cork Area Development, Arts Council & HSE Health Service Executive.

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