Creative Clusters brings delights of River Blackwater to local pupils

Andrew Gillespie of Inland Fisheries Ireland showing local pupils the types of fish that can be found in the Blackwater River. (Photo: Katie Glavin)

Four local schools converged at the Blackwater River in Fermoy last Thursday to take part in Creative Clusters, an initiative in which between three and five schools collaborate to design, implement, evaluate and share an innovative creative project which supports them in addressing a common learning vision, issue or challenge.

Zoning in on the Blackwater River, a thing that connects local educational institutions Bishop Murphy Memorial School, Clondulane NS, Grange NS and St Joseph’s NS, several local groups and organisations also lent a hand with the project.

“We based our project around the river in the locality because it’s something that ties us all together and connects us all,” Aisling O’Donovan of Bishop Murphy MS told The Avondhu. “Today is all about learning about the history of the area, the function of the river and the benefits it has for the local area and all the things it provides us in terms of ecosystems in the area,” she said.

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