Students from Beech Hill College in Monaghan were one of the schools taking part in Ireland’s first-ever ‘Creative Schools Week’.

Today is the final day of the programme which ran from the 4th of November.

The week celebrates the creativity at the heart of children and young people’s lives and this year the initiative has seen a doubling in schools participating with 300 schools involved.

Yesterday a group of students from Beech Hill hosted an ‘identity-themed’ drama workshop at one of the on-day flagship events in Mullingar.

Joanne Brennan is the Co-ordinator of the Creative schools programme in the school and she explained to northern sound news why they decided to become involved: