We got a lovely email from Teresa in Sightsavers Ireland this morning. Sightsavers run an art competition which we enter every year and this year, she told us that we had 4 prize winners in the school!
Her emailed told us the following!!!
“Cloghans Hill NS has great reason to celebrate:
Junior Painter Awards – Regional Winners 2016 – Ulster/Connaught
Dominick Keaveney for his painting “When I grow up, I want to build a better world, like Steve from Minecraft”
Tiernan Mangan for his painting “In 2030, I want to be a footballer”
Cian Mangan for his painting “I want a world of wonder: colour or monochrome, sight or none: a better world for us all”
And a Judges’ Special Commendation for
Aoibheann Mangan for her painting “2030: a world of magical creatures and colours, where everything feels as good as it looks”
We invite Dominick, Tiernan, Cian and Aoibheann along with their teachers and families to our awards’ day in Dublin on April 7th. At the awards’ day, the regional winners will receive their ‘toolbox’ prizes from ReCreate Ireland. It is a great day out, when we also announce our three National Awards – perhaps Cloghan’s Hill will take home a cash prize from The Irish Times and membership of ReCreate? It is also a day where we can make our young artists feel special and show them how much we appreciate them. I will be writing to you and the other winners with details of this event in the second week of February.”
Teresa will be calling to our school on Tuesday morning next at 9 am and we are inviting anyone who wishes to meet her and hear all about the great work done by sightsavers to come in and meet her and our artists!
Well done to the winners and to all who entered in the school the lessons you learnt and appreciation you got for blindness in the third world will stand to you all for the rest of your lives.