Leixlip ETNS was delighted to be awarded a fully funded 20-hour artist in residency opportunity via the new BLAST Arts
in Education Residency Programme 2022/2023.

This was a wonderful opportunity for our 1st, 2nd and 3rd class pupils to learn about the art of shadow puppets withKildare artist, Sheena Malone.
Sheena worked in partnership with Sharon and Pooja and their pupils on a wonderful project that aimed to enhance the integration of the arts and creativity in education.

The pupils worked in groups to create a story plot and characters and then wrote a script and created shadow puppets from black card. With Sheena’s guidance and teaching they have created these wonderful videos:


Pooja’s 1st and 2ndClass

A Hat in Time


The Horse Competition