Education

The Armagh Rhymers have been working in both English and Irish language schools throughout Ireland for over 40 years.   It is our philosophy that every young person has a right to experience live music, drama and the arts as part of their education.   We encourage a high level of participation from the students in drama, music and storytelling.   A major focus of our work is to promote tolerance and understanding through education.   “Over us all is the self-same sky”

Our workshops and performances are designed to cover many aspects of the school curriculum.   We can also tailor projects to cover specific topics.   In 2011 our arts and science project ‘OASES’ received an international UNAWE award.

Our projects on the Irish Famine and the Viking period in Ireland also received critical acclaim.  Our performances help the students develop music appreciation, confidence through performance and important social skills.  Most importantly our shows are fun as well as educational.

We also work extensively in special needs education.  Here our performances encourage students of every ability to express themselves and participate in activities.  We put a great emphasis on social engagement, identity and working within a group. 

“I thought the workshop organisation ad delivery was wonderful. All my children were eager
participants. Thank you, please come again.”

Cranmore Integrated Primary School

“Very entertaining. Children were enthused and engaged! Great that it was interactive and there were lots of opportunities for children to participate. Rhymers had a lovely way with the young children. Thanks for a great morning!”

St Patricks Primary School, Burrenreagh

“Children were engaged and entertained the entire time. Teachers were impressed with the range
of activities, the maximum participation and the content for learning.”

St Mary’s Primary School
 Mullaghbawn

“Fantastic show – full of energy, fun and participation. Rhymers had wonderful rapport with the
children. A day they will remember for a long time. Rhymers had excellent awareness of disabilities
and working caringly and sympathetically with the young people to get the very best from them.”

Fleming Fulton, Special Needs School