Monday 19 November 2018

Swords school honoured in national art competition

A Swords school was among the winners in the 'Someone Like Me' national art competition.

Grace Beausang represented Scoil an Duinninigh at the prize giving at Dublin City Hall along with the rest of the winners from around the country.

The competition, sponsored by the Department of Justice and Equality aims to promote disability awareness at primary school level.

The winning entry from Killeevan National School comprises a book in which the pupils took one page each to illustrate their responses to various physical, emotional and societal challenges.

The competition received more than 2,000 entries ranging from posters and collages to large sculptural installations and multi-media pieces.

Now in its third year, 'Someone Like Me' allows children to learn about and discuss these topics and creatively express what they have learned. The competition, which offers a range of prizes up to the value of €750, is open to all primary school pupils from junior infants to sixth class, and this year entries were received from individual pupils, class groups and entire schools from 25 counties nationwide.

Fingal Independent