Junior Painter of the Year Awards 2016

On Thursday April 7th Cian, Dominick and Tiernan travelled to the finals of the Sightsavers Junior Painter of the Year awards. They were presented with the awards for being Regional Winners for Connacht/Ulster. The National Overall Winners were announced on the day and while we weren’t in the top three this year, we were delighted to be there. The standard was extremely high and well done to everyone who was part of the day!

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The Junior Painter of the Year Awards were filmed by UTV Ireland for the Ireland Live news


They were also filmed by RTE News 2day and here is the link to Mondays episode

RTE News 2 Day Junior Painter of the Year 2016

Well done boys, we are very proud of you all and your great acheivements! Congratulations also to Aoibheann who was a runner up and recieved a special merit certificate on the day.

Sightsavers Visit to our Junior Painter of the Year Regional Winners

We were delighted to welcome Teresa Murray from Sightsavers Ireland to our school this week to meet with the prize winners from Junior Painter. Teresa spoke to us all about the work of Sightsavers and the different things they are doing as they aproach 2030 with goals to reduce unnecessary blindness for people in the third world. She told us how easy it is to spread eye infections using dirty water and using the person before you’s water when they have an infection. After a very informative talk, Teresa presented Tiernan, Dominick and Cian with their certificates and Aoibheann with her special merit award. We all got participation certificates too.

Thank you Teresa for coming all the way from Dublin to see us.