The Laois Leaves Festival of Writing and Music schools events include an Irish language themed event at the Laois Shopping centre.
Gaeilge Tamagotchi is a performance installation by Manchán Magan. Members of the public are invited to adopt an endangered Irish word and become a guardian of Gaeilge.
Other events for children during the festival included Barry Keegan, the creator of the graphic novel, The Bog Road. Barry and children’s writer Caroline Busher visited a number of schools.
The Laois Library Service has appointed Simone Schuemmelfeder, as Reader in Residence. An international storyteller, she hosted a master class and workshop session on storytelling in Portlaoise Library.
She also hosted a children’s session with school children in Rathdowney Library.