The Pushkin Pathway Programme will be held at Baronscourt Estate between May and June 2022.Each Pushkin Pathway day will be cross-community and will include four Post-Primary Schools from Co. Tyrone.What makes Pushkin Pathway so special is that it builds a bridge between technology and the environment which provides a unique experience for Post Primary students which they will always benefit from.
Principals and teachers from new schools and returning schools will participate in residential workshops which will be held on the following dates:
• November 8th/9th
• November 17th/18th
The residential sessions are designed to develop the teachers’ own creativity, to inspire them with new approaches and methodologies and to introduce the Pushkin theme for the year, ‘The Spark of Stillness’. As part of the programme teachers have the opportunity to explore the environment with one of our Environmentalists, all of whom led our teachers on wonderful, informative and thought provoking walks on the estate. The teachers also have the chance to explore their own creativity through working with a Pushkin Artist Facilitator. The teachers also explore ways to apply their experience in these areas to help them develop methodologies to enhance Creative Writing in their classrooms. The teachers experience the Pushkin approach first hand to ensure they would be better equipped to plan and deliver the Pushkin experience with their pupils. Over the course of the residential session, the participating teachers are provided with:
• our Thematic Unit to support their creative work in school
• an outline of the Pushkin year, events and important dates
• the list of facilitators who can support them in their work
We are delighted that two local Special schools are on board the Pushkin Pathway Programme for 2019, Knockavoe School, Strabane and Arvalee School, Omagh, Co. Tyrone
Three Pushkin Pathway days will then take place on 22nd, 23rd May and 5th June at Baronscourt Estate for the young people participating. This will include environmental and creative art workshops. There will be a Celebration Day held at Baronscourt Estate on 6th June 2019.
“Through Pushkin, children are able to explore their imaginations and stories, helping to unlock their creativity and inspiration. The need for inspirational learning from a young age is vitally important and will help children to engage with their imaginations and find their voice.”