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CRAFTed - deadline 13th November

Dear Principal/Deputy Principal


Please find attached information pack, information booklet and application form for this school year’s CRAFTed programme that is being organised by Limerick Education Centre in conjunction with the Design & Crafts Council Ireland.


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 2020- what you need to know


  • Each school is asked to contribute €250 towards the cost of the programme.  LEC will invoice selected schools for the €250

  • Materials budget to be agreed by school and craftsperson in advance of the project starting and as part of the collaborative planning evening Guidelines for materials spend is €200 Max.

  • The type of projects and number of students involved will have a direct effect on the cost of materials


Time Frame / Contact Hours 

  • The on-site programme in schools is for ten contact hours to take place between February to May 2020

  • Teachers and Craftspeople should allow time after each session for feedback and planning.

  • Sessions will be timetabled to suit participating teachers and craftspeople. These dates will be set at the Collaborative Planning Session.

  • CRAFTed Showcase event to take place in Limerick Education Centre in May 2020.

Dates /Attendance


If your school is selected it is compulsory that the participating teacher is available for the planning events and dates below


  • Teacher who attends CRAFTed Information & Planning Session (February 2020) must be the teacher who rolls out the project.
  • Showcase Event, May 2020

(Exact Dates & Times TBC)

For more information on CRAFTed go to

The deadline for applications is Wednesday, 13th November, at 4 p.m.


Please email with your application form or you can post the form to the address below.

Limerick Education Centre/Ionad Oideachais Luimnigh

Marshal House

Dooradoyle Road



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September/October 2019 newsletter

September/October 2019 Newsletter

Dear Colleagues

Welcome to our latest newsletter - Issue no. 49

Hope you are all settled back at school and enjoyed the summer break. 

Apple RTC workshops
Bookings are now open for our exciting range of Apple RTC workshops.  Workshops commence on Tuesday, 15th October, at 5 p.m.  Click here for further information. 

Application forms will be emailed to schools soon for this school year's CRAFTed programme.  The deadline to apply is 13th November.  If you have any queries please email

Student Voice - Community of Practice meeting
Are you a post-primary teacher? Are you interested in Student Voice? Would you like to become involved in group of teachers who are working on this area in their school?  A Student Voice Community of Practice Meeting will be held in LEC on 24th October at 4.00 p.m.  The guest speaker is  Dr. Domnall Fleming from U.C.C.  Please click here to book your place.


Primary schools courses:


Post-Primary schools courses:

SNA (LEC Assist) courses:

ICT courses:



Bookings can only be made online via the links above.

Meeting rooms

Rooms are available to schools in LEC if schools would like to hold meetings or job interviews here.  Please contact Seán Arthur ( at 061-585060 for further details. 

I look forward to seeing you in LEC over the coming weeks.

Le meas buan agus buíochas mór,

Dr Carmel O'Doherty


Social and Health Education




LIMERICK 2019 September to December

The programme is been overseen by the local inter-agency SHEP Mid-West Advisory Group

The current partners include The Social and Health Education Project, MWRDAF, HSE and Mid-West/Clare ETB and Paul Partnership..

All course participants will be highly subsidised by the collaboration and grant support

Are you volunteering or working in a community oriented and/or service oriented role?  Are you interested in deepening your personal journey of growth and development? Are you interested in exploring how deepened awareness of relationships with community and social issues can better enable us to bring about positive change - in yourself, your organisation or community? This part-time SHEP course commencing in Sept 2019 may be of interest.

A Transformative Course

In a supportive, friendly, non-judgmental learning environment, you can grow in awareness of how we relate and cooperate in groups, how we are shaped by the society we grew up in and how we in turn shape society by our lives and actions. Themes include:

·         Roles within groups

·         Working co-operatively in a group situation

·         Behaviour in groups

·         Dealing with conflict constructively

·         Leadership styles

·         Talents, skills and strengths in leadership

·         Why society is the way it is now        

·         What changes are needed and what we can do

·         What the important issues in our community are

·         How do realities of Gender, Power, Diversity, inter-culturalism, justice … impact our lives

·         Values

·         Development, environmental challenges and sustainability


A SHEP Certificate in Social Awareness & Community Empowerment is awarded for 80% attendance.

Highly Subsidised

Offered at the highly subsidised rate of €100 (i.e. a concession of €350 on the normal course fee).

Open Access

This is an open-access course for adults (18 and over). Application is open:

·         To people who have already completed SHEP’s Certificate in Personal Development, this course here being Part Two of the SHEP Foundation Programme in Social and Personal Health Education. For these, it is a continuation of their personal journey of growth and development, through deepening awareness of the wider social relationships with which we are all involved AND

·         To people as an alternative entry point to SHEP’s training pathway than the Personal Development course, so as to include participants whose main starting interest is their community, their involvement in a local organization, and want to bring deeper awareness to that involvement

Closing date: Friday 6th Sept 2019. 

Please note that late applications will be accepted.   

For Further Information:

Anita O’Shea SHEP Limerick 085-8626844/086-1451408  or Liam McCarthy SHEP (021) 4666 180

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