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.

Our services include:
  • Drama, music, dance, traditional games and storytelling tailored to meet children’s needs
  • Wonderful opportunities for special needs children to express themselves
  • All year round curriculum linked and project based programmes
  • A great local cultural experience for newcomer children
  • Encourages inclusivity
  • Bi-lingual workshops and performances
  • Art, drama and music workshops
  • Inter schools projects, Shared Education, CRED, extended schools
  • “Children were engaged and entertained the entire time . Teachers were impressed with the range of activites, the maximum participation and the content for learning.”

    St Mary’s Primary school Mullaghbawn

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

    St Mary’s Primary school Mullaghbawn

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

    St Mary’s Primary school Mullaghbawn

The shows and workshops include:

The Enormous Turnip
(K.S. 1 & 2)

A traditional tale on the importance of sharing and respect. A very polished piece of storytelling and totally hilarious. Children will love to retell and illustrate the story.

Brian Boru and the Vikings
(K.S. 1 & 2)

Children get excellent opportunities for drama and mime and interaction with their audience. Great for cultural heritage as we probably all have a little Viking in us!

The Giants Garden
(K.S. 1 & 2)

A classic story inspired by Oscar Wilde. A beautiful theme with lots of opportunities for follow-up work in literacy and art.

The Old Mummers Show
(K.S. 1, 2,3 & 4)

This is comedy at its traditional best! Amazing characters, masks and costumes. A great musical sing-along and a real chance for the children to join in. Very inspiring for artistic follow-up.

The Enormous Turnip
(K.S. 1 & 2)

A traditional tale on the importance of sharing and respect. A very polished piece of storytelling and totally hilarious. Children will love to retell and illustrate the story.

Brian Boru and the Vikings
(K.S. 1 & 2)

Children get excellent opportunities for drama and mime and interaction with their audience. Great for cultural heritage as we probably all have a little Viking in us!

The Giants Garden
(K.S. 1 & 2)

A classic story inspired by Oscar Wilde. A beautiful theme with lots of opportunities for follow-up work in literacy and art.

The Old Mummers Show
(K.S. 1, 2,3 & 4)

This is comedy at its traditional best! Amazing characters, masks and costumes. A great musical sing-along and a real chance for the children to join in. Very inspiring for artistic follow-up.

For more information on Armagh Rhymers

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