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Where The Idea for The Extraordinaires Came From

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

When we exhibited Rory’s Story Cubes® at ‘The Education Show’ in Birmingham in 2009, there was much discussion about the Labour government’s ‘Creative Curriculum’ which was planned to launch in September 2011. The main feature of this was to introduce more Design Thinking into primary s...

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Introducing The Extraordinaires Design Challenge!

Tuesday, 01 April 2014

We have just launched The Extraordinaires Design Challenge, a new product design competition, open for submissions April 7-18 2014! It is open to all primary and secondary school students on the island of Ireland. Based on The Extraordinaires Design Studio, the contest ch...

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Easonology and The Extraordinaires Design Studio

Tuesday, 03 December 2013

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Easonology is a new initiative launched by Eason's in their flagship O'Connell Street store. It is a creative environment that allows both children and adults to interact with books, games and technology that enhance learning. Easonology is designed to develop imagination, creativity and the m...

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Pictiúr – Exhibition of Contemporary Children's Book Illustrators from Ireland

Thursday, 14 November 2013

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It is wonderful to see Pictiúr, an exhibition of 21 contemporary children's book illustrators from Ireland, on show at IMMA (Irish Museum of Modern Art). Pictiúr is the largest single exhibition of Irish children’s book illustration ever and includes some of our very own Extraordinair...

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Our 5 Extraordinaires Design Challenge Winners!

Wednesday, 01 May 2013

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Congratulations to our winners! We were bowled over by your ingenuity, insight into our characters needs and your enthusiasm to leap feet first into the challenge. We had some stand out winners though, who each recieved one of our specially crafted Extraordinaires awards. Th...

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