Author: Sandra Roe Research
Publisher: Department of Children and Youth Affairs
Geographic Coverage: Ireland
Type of Resource: Report
Vulnerable groups: Children, Young People
Developed with children and young people? Yes
Type of participation: Consultations With Children
Availability: Open Access
Keywords: Child, Young People, Creativity, Community, Individual Wellbeing
This report details the outcomes of consultations with children and young people on Cruinniú na nÓg, a new national day of creativity for children and young people, an initiative of the Creative Ireland Programme at the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht. Creative Ireland is a culture-based programme designed to promote individual, community and national wellbeing. The core proposition is that participation in cultural activity drives personal and collective creativity, with significant implications for individual and societal wellbeing and achievement.
Two consultations were held in April 2018 in Dublin. The first consultation was with children aged 8 – 12 years and the second consultation was with young people aged 13 – 17 years. The consultations identified creative things children and young people like making, doing, or going to and creative things children and young people do, or have done in school, at home and with friends. It also explored what children and young people would like to do in four different spaces (Library, Community centre, Theatre, Park) on the Cruinniú na nÓg day and gave them the opportunity to design their own ideas for a creative and fun day in the space.