Options Students at the National Learning Network in Clonmel created the Jigsaw Project, which was facilitated by the project artist, Cher Quinlan, as a gift box of large cleanable colourful jigsaws for the children of the paediatric unit in South Tipperary General Hospital. It was funded by the Community Education Office of the South Tipperary VEC (without whom the project could never have been completed) and National Learning Network.
A large part of the Options programme is community integration and involvement through the arts and the learning experience for the students during this project was described as phenomenal.
Options is just one of the programmes offered by the National Learning Network, Western Road, Clonmel. Feel free to call if you are passing and meet with the students and staff.