Transition Year students from Mount St. Michael Secondary School have their work featured in a new national exhibition now on display and open to the public at the National Museum of Ireland - Country Life, Turlough, Castlebar.

The exhibition is part of the Irish Architecture Foundation’s Architects in Schools programme, which provides Transition Year students with first-hand experience of the design process under the guidance of architects and architectural graduates nationwide.

The students created 2D drawings and 3D models in response to three key themes: home, community and sustainability and were inspired by the Irish folklife collection at the National Museum of Ireland.

Students from Mount St. Michael Secondary School created a model for the exhibition with the help of their teacher, Thérèse Moran and the collaborating architect, Finola Reilly.

A record number of schools were involved this year with 1750 students participating from 70 schools across 19 counties nationwide. There were 41 architects involved in the programme.    

A specially commissioned film will also feature in the exhibition – “Architects in Schools: The Student Voice” – which hears directly from the students about their responses to the exhibition themes, hands-on learning process, and how to build a more sustainable and inclusive future through architecture.

The exhibition is free to attend and will run until Thursday, 30th June.




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