Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure


DCAL supported programmes enhance education and life-long learning outcomes; support families and add value to the work of teachers, schools and alternative education providers.

Museum Hosts Pupils Work

Children have been part of a partnership project with the Ulster Museum and Belfast Education and Library Board to create drawings, collages and sculptures inspired by the paintings of William Scott.

Universe Awareness Week

An astronomy talk to an intergenerational group from the Colin area of West Belfast has inspired an interest in STEM subjects and provided an opportunity for family based learning.

PRONI Life Long learning

PRONI makes an important contribution to lifelong learning by hosting public lectures and workshops. In 2013/14 over 17,000 visits were made to PRONI to use its services.

Peter Rice Exhibition

Engineers, architects and local school pupils have explored the potential of design and creative thinking to contribute to the development of society.

Libraries - New Pin

Libraries NI have worked with a local charity to use reading groups to help families and teenage mothers to address isolation, depression and boost confidence.  

Early Years - Sesame Tree

DCAL has supported Early Years - the Organisation for Young Children - to use media and outreach training to help young children and their families develop and learn about inclusion and diversity

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