For the last two years a Czech-born sound artist has been working with the children of St Declan’s school, taking each class for half an hour a week. “I’m not teaching them anything. In fact, it’s the opposite. I’m creating a space where they can explore,” explains Kwi, whose gentle manner and passion about sound is palpable.
St Declan’s School celebrated its 50th birthday on 27 September, with past and present students and their families filling Haddington Road church for a Mass celebrated by Jesuit Provincial John Dardis. In 1958,the school in the trusteeship of the Irish Jesuits opened at 35, Northumberland Rd Ballsbridge to cater for children of normal intelligence who could not cope with mainstream primary school for a variety of reasons, such as what we would now call Aspergers Syndrome, ADHD, Dyslexia, Dyspraxia and other conditions.