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School Learning & Participation at Solstice Arts Centre, Navan

Arts in Education Strategy

Solstice is committed to developing arts in education opportunities for schools and teachers. We currently run a large arts in education programme, providing access for both Primary and Secondary Schools to the arts through tours, talks, workshops and events. We focus on creating connections for schools and teachers to practicing artists, facilitating understanding and enjoyment of our exhibitions and events and also engaging students practically with art making in the centre. We are currently developing our Schools programme to include educational resources for teachers in Meath. This will allow us to further interpret our exhibitions for schools and to engage relevant elements of the Primary and Secondary School Curriculums in more detail, a specific focus of this is Leaving Certificate, Art Appreciation. We hope to also develop creative CPD opportunities for Primary & Secondary teachers within Solstice to encourage and support engagement with the arts in the classroom. We welcome any feedback or engagement from teachers, schools and other cultural organisations to assist us in developing our programme to meet their needs.

Edel Cox

Visual Arts Facilitation & Engagement Officer

Solstice Arts Centre

The Dig

From: 24th October 2019
To: 24th October 2019
All his life Mac has wanted to be an Archaeologist, to be an expert in finding things and working out what they mean. If only he could stick to the facts and not get carried away with his highfalutin’ stories. But in a world where facts and figures mean so much more than fairy tale and fantasy, Mac has to dig deeper to prove what he finds is what he thinks it is.


The Bockety World of Henry and Bucket

From: 14th November 2019
To: 14th November 2019
This delightful play looks at friendship through a day in the life of two friends who live in a bockety world of discarded objects. How do friends reconcile when they’ve had their battles, got on each other’s nerves, and even stooped to telling lies? Through Henry and Bucket’s relationship we can examine what friendship is, what happens if it goes wrong, and how you fix it.


Heart of Winter - Lyngo Theatre

From: 12th December 2019
To: 12th December 2019
Christmas is coming and Sally can't sleep - it's too hot! The weather has gone topsy-turvy. No-one can remember the last time it snowed, or even rained, and her father can't sell any of his umbrellas. Will a snowy bedtime story from Dad help? That night Sally has a dream that changes everything....


IFI Education: Junior Spanish - Tesoros

From: 25th February 2020
To: 25th February 2020
Supporting film in school curricula and promoting film literacy for children and young people - An adventure story centred on siblings Dylan and Andrea who move with their family to Mexico’s Pacific Coast.


IFI Education: Junior German - This Crazy Heart

From: 26th February 2020
To: 26th February 2020
Supporting film in school curricula and promoting film literacy for children and young people - Spoiled 30-something Lenny is living the fast life. Fed up with his son’s attitude, his doctor father attempts to ground him by enlisting him as a bigger brother figure to one of his patients, 15-year-old David, who is living with heart disease and struggling to make friends.


IFI Education: Senior Spanish - Everybody Knows

From: 2nd March 2020
To: 2nd March 2020
Supporting film in school curricula and promoting film literacy for children and young people - Laura returns from Argentina with her two children for a family wedding in her Spanish hometown. However, the celebrations are suddenly disrupted by a shocking crime that unearths a web of long-buried secrets and lies.


IFI Education: Junior French - Stars by the Pound

From: 18th March 2020
To: 18th March 2020
Supporting film in school curricula and promoting film literacy for children and young people - When bright and talented Lois is told by her science teacher that her excess weight means she will never become an astronaut, she faces a battle with her own body image that leads to her hospitalisation.


IFI Education: Senior French - A Colony

From: 19th March 2020
To: 19th March 2020
Supporting film in school curricula and promoting film literacy for children and young people - Mylia is a 12-year-old girl in Centredu- Québec, struggling to fit in at a new school. Finding solace in the outdoors with fellow outsider Jimmy, a boy of Abenaki descent, the two learn to navigate the precariousness of their environments, confronting concepts of citizenship and belonging.


IFI Education: Senior German - A Jar Full of Life

From: 20th March 2020
To: 20th March 2020
Supporting film in school curricula and promoting film literacy for children and young people - Our German language choice for Senior Cycle is a contemporary comedy/drama about Marleen, a young woman in her early 20s, struggling to find her way in the world.


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