Rathpeacon National School is delighted to announce that we are taking part in an Erasmus+ Project!
Erasmus+ is the European Union programme for education, training, youth and sport running from
2021 to 2027. It has a budget of €26.2 billion for all of Europe, to fund learning mobility and cross-
border co-operation projects for ten million Europeans of all ages and all backgrounds. In Ireland,
organisations apply to Léargas for funding to carry out projects consistent with its objectives and that
encourage European exchange, co-operation and learning.
Rathpeacon National School was one of only fourteen schools to be granted funding by Léargas to
complete the project. Our project is called “A Whole School Approach to Using Works of Art in the
Classroom” and will aim to bring more works of art into the classroom at each class level, ensuring
children get a more comprehensive visual arts education. Part of the project will involve four teachers
from Rathpeacon travelling to Venice, Italy and completing a training course on “Using Works of Art in
the Classroom”. These teachers will then use what they learn and help to update our long-term visual
arts plan along with showing other staff how we can best use works of art at each class level to inspire
and educate our students.
We are so excited to be taking part in an Erasmus+ project and we are looking forward to helping and
inspiring our students to delve into their creative side!