NAPD Collaborations

College Awareness Week

NAPD is a strategic partner in the “College Awareness Week” (CAW) initiative.

College Awareness Week aims to celebrate the benefits of going to college, to support students to become ‘college ready’ and to showcase local role models

CAW 2017 runs from Nov 21st to November 28th. To find out more click HERE

For press coverage 2016 click HERE

Pramerica Spirit of Community Awards

The Spirit of Community Awards are jointly sponsored by Pramerica, NAPD and the General Council for Teaching in Northern Ireland. This All Ireland initiative honours and rewards post-primary students for voluntary work in their communities through an exciting initiative which provides recognition and financial rewards to the 20 finalists.

The 2018 Pramerica Spirit of Community Awards programme will be launched in Pramerica’s new offices in Letterkenny on 14 September.

This year, applications must be submitted online for judging before 4pm on Friday, 10 November 2017.

For further information click HERE

Creative Engagement

The Arts and Culture Committee was set up to promote arts-in-education in schools. The Creative Engagement programme has been developed by the Committee to heighten awareness and create a culture of dynamic interaction with the arts in schools

The programme is co-funded by the Department of Arts Heritage and the Gaeltacht and the Department of Education and Skills.  Each year projects are produced in schools ranging from theatre and film through to sculpture and music.  A creative engagement happens when a local artist or arts group comes into the school and imparts their skills, knowledge and enthusiasm to the students.  This partnership has mutual benefits to both artist and school.

The Creative Engagement programme strives to encourage creativity, initiative and expression in our students and to complement curricular learning in the arts, heritage and culture.  NAPD envisions an education system energised through the arts where creativity is a core activity in the post primary curriculum.  NAPD is continuing to develop a partnership with the National Heritage Council. Michael Parsons of the Arts and Culture Committee is a member of the National Heritage Council.

For further information on the BT Young Scientist click HERE

BT Young Scientist

The BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition is an unforgettable experience of a lifetime for the students who take part and their parents and teachers. NAPD are proud to partner BT in sponsoring the award for the best school overall. This is calculated on a points system, based on the numbers and types of awards an individual school wins.

The 2017 Award for the Best School in the Republic of Ireland went to Colaiste Treasa, Cork. Congratulations to all involved.

For further information on the BT Young Scientist visit