The magic of The Toy Theatre as it pops up in schools throughout Sligo

Once again, The Niland Collection pops up in primary schools throughout Sligo in the form of miniature toy theatres created by primary school children in their classrooms. The inspiration came from Jack B Yeats’ much loved painting The Toy Theatre and the project was developed by The Model in collaboration with Branar Téatar do Pháistí, Ireland’s most famous children’s theatre company. We have been able to work directly with schools through online digital workshops on how to make a toy theatre and bring it to life through performance.

We caught up with some of the schools to see how they were getting on.

Participating schools are Taunagh NS, St. Joseph’s Templeboy, Scoil Bride Carns, Gaelscoil Chnoc na Re, Gaelscoil Chluainin, Killglass NS, St. Michael’s Cloonacool, Scoil Ursula, St. Edward’s, Ardkeeran NS, Corballa NS, Coolbock NS, Sudbury School, Culfadda NS, Owenbeg NS and Kilavil NS.

If your school would like to be part of this project, contact