Designers in Residence initiative gets underway in Dublin Libraries

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Primary Kids… Primary Colours…....‘Designers in Residence’ initiative gets underway in Dublin Libraries

Dublin City Council has recently announced a fantastic new educational design initiative to encourage primary school children to participate in new learning techniques.

Architects and graphic designers are set to become ‘Designers in Residence’ at Ballyfermot, Kevin Street and Raheny libraries from January to June 2011.

Over the course of this school term children from St. Gabriel’s National School, Ballyfermot, The Presentation Convent Junior School, Dublin 8 and Gaelscoil Mide, Kilbarrack will be participating in creative educational workshops with these talented designers.

The wider aim is to grow a culture of learning and sharing of knowledge through the local community, which in turn will benefit both the library, through learning more about the needs of its customers, and also help the children discover new learning skills.

This scheme is funded by the Dublin City Council’s Social Inclusion Unit and an exhibition of the results will be on show at the end of the programme in the various libraries.

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Notes to the Editor

The designers are:

For more information

Owen O’Doherty, Deputy City Architect: (01)  2223537

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