Project supported by BBC Children in Need & Halifax

Creative child painting

Other media

The Creative Child programme began in 2013 and drew on previous work from 2011 - 2014 in developing drama and critical appraisal skills in children and the adults in their lives.  

It is an extended engagement program delivering workshops combined with performance visits and offering additional support and training to parents and teachers.  

It directly supports key priorities on child development and education, bringing under-engaged children forward and increasing literacy, confidence, imagination and critical vocabulary.  

Creative Child project is part of the Belfast Children’s Festival year round education programme. During this project we are working with 12 pre-schools and 6 primary schools across West and North Belfast .

  • Hope Nursery School
  • Tudor Lodge Nursery School
  • Hobby Horse Playgroup
  • Edenderry Nursery School
  • Black Mountain Nursery School
  • Shaftesbury Nursery School
  • Naiscoil Bheann Mhadagain
  • Naiscoil Mhic Reachtain
  • Ballysillan Nursery School
  • Glenbank Nursery School
  • Cliftonville Nursery School
  • Seaview Nursery School
  • Ballysillan Primary
  • Seaview Primary
  • Cliftonville Primary
  • Bunscoil Mhic Reachtain
  • Bunscoil Bheann Mhagain
  • Our Ladys Girls Primary School

The project involves a Visual Art and a Drama workshop in February, followed by a visit to a live performance in Belfast Children’s Festival in March. The performance visit will be followed by a further Visual Art and Drama workshop towards the end of March.

Thanks to this project, children will receive a range of creative experiences designed to develop their imagination, creativity and ability to talk about their creative arts experiences.


The Creative Child project is funded by BBC Children in Need and Halifax.