It’s very easy for us to talk about what Images is all about. Here is a selection of comments from teachers & parents from all types of schools & from every corner of Ireland.
Barnacarroll N.S. Co. Mayo.
“The exhibition helped make our official opening a colourful, interesting and stimulating experience for children, parents, teachers and visitors. Thank you!!”
Scoil Bhride, Clonaslee, Co Laois.
It was magic for the children when they went to the hall and saw all their pictures framed. Even children of other nationalities who have not yet mastered English were able to point out their own picture to staff & families.The packs provided for each teacher were foolproof and explained exactly what was required”.
St Anne’s N.S. Castlerea, Co Roscommon.
Delgany N.S. Co Wicklow.
“As a junior infant teacher I felt that the exhibition was a wonderful success on many levels. The children gained hugely in self confidence and also got the chance to experiment.They were so proud to see their work being displayed and admired. As a teacher I loved the inclusiveness of the event. Everyone took part and we were all winners.
Feedback was very positive”. St Mary’s Convent. Nenagh, Co Tipperary.
“The Art Exhibition was a resounding success. It afforded the chance for each child to show off his/her talents.It also served as a fundraiser for the school and parents were given the opportunity to meet other parents on the night.
The support and help from Images was excellent. The event would certainly not be as successful without the guiding hand of the people from Donegal!! Many thanks for your professional approach in helping us organise the event”.
An Grianan N.S. Mount Temple, Co Westmeath.
St Peter & Paul J.N.S. Balbriggan.
“The feedback from the children highlighted the value of a professional display of their work as endorsed in the Revised Art Curriculum – they were in awe.The feedback from parents was most positive, delighted & proud of their child’s work.
From a teacher’s point of view every aspect of putting on a professional exhibition was covered. No stone was left unturned to ensure it’s ultimate success”. Scoil Angela, Thurles, Co Tipperary.
Mount Zion School, Rathgar, Dublin.
“Parents turned out on the on the night and 97% of the pictures were purchased.My own children were very proud of their artwork, now framedand on display in their own home.The event was superbly organised. This was due to the input of Images who left no stone unturned in their efforts to facilitate the school & Parents Association Scoil An Leinbh Iosa, Donegal Town.
“There was a geat sense of occasion especially at the evening session. The children rushed ahead to point out where their own picture was.A huge success and well worth the effort”.Moneenroe N.S. Co. Kilkenny.
“The children got great satisfaction from seeing their art displayed, it really emphasised the importance and value of their work and how we value it within the school curriculum.Parents to whom I spoke thought it was a lovely idea and were very proud of what their children had produced.
It was all very teacher friendly, advice and promotional material was very relevant and practical Everything is designed to make the process as painless as possible for teachers”. St Felims N.S., Bailieboro, Co Cavan.
Realt Na Mara N.S. Mornington, Co Meath.
Newmarket-on-Fergus N.S. Co Clare.
“Nothing but positive comments.The joy on the children’s faces was wonderful to watch and indeed the pride and joy the parents felt was overwhelming at times. Thanks so much for this experience.
Teachers felt it was a fantastic experience and worth all the effort”. Our Lady of Mercy P.S. Sligo.
“Fantastic!! Huge buzz for children and parents. Created great community spirit.It’s great to say that not one member of staff could think of any improvements apart from lengthening the exhibition to run a second day”. Butlerstown N.S. Co. Waterford.
“Not a negative comment to be heard. Nothing but positive reaction from all concerned.The “feelgood” factor for children and parents alike was a pleasure to experience. The process was simplicity itself with minimum disruption to class teachers. You have the organisation down to a tee”. Skreen N.S. Co Meath.
“This was a very professional exercise that raised the profile of the school, increased the self esteem of the pupil artists and contributed towards the Visual Arts programme in the school.Having their work mounted and displayed so professionally raised the bar to a new level. The reaction from parents and the wider community adds further validation to these comments. Seeing the reaction on the children’s faces recalled Goldsmith’s words, “And still they gazed and still the wonder grew”
The organisation was excellent. From the outset there was so little to do. For the overburdened principal the efficency and attention to detail were a marvel”. Scoil Mhuire, Glenties, Co. Donegal.
The Model School, Dunmanway, Co. Cork.
“A very equal project in that children of all academic abilities participated and academic ability did not matter, it made the children feel good about themselves.It was a great P.R. and social event. Parents were amazed at the quality of work an the professional exhibiting helped greatly.
Images are certainly the most organised, understanding and co-operative agency the school has ever dealt with”. Gaelscoil Ultain, Monaghan.
“The parents & children said that the exhibition was the most enjoyable fundraising event ever run in the school.Images organised everything superbly. If we run the exhibition again I would want it to be exactly the same. Many thanks!!” Fundraising Committee, Mount Anville NS, Kilmacud, Dublin.
“The children were full of excitement in the lead up to the exhibition and the teachers felt it really motivated them to use their creativity in their artistic endeavours.I feel that parents were surprised at just how professional the exhibition looked and I received so many positive comments from parents on the day itself and the days following it.
We felt the event was very professional in every way. I would have no hesitation in recommending Images to other schools. Thanks for your professionalism and patience”. Holy Trinity NS, Mervue, Galway
There was minimum disruption of school life. Images were extremely courteous and efficient”.
Scoil Mhuire, Howth, Co. Dublin
Scoil Naomh Fionan, Whitecastle, Co. Donegal.
“It made me very proud as a parent”
“I really enjoyed it”
“It was great for parents to be involved”
“It was amazing to see the children’s art and it might encourage them to get more involved in art later”
“It was brilliant for the children”
“It was very well prepared; very professional. It’s great for children to be involved in art culture and a great way to express themselves. St Raphaels, Ballyfermot.