Two Donegal National Schools were in attendance at the finals of ‘Someone Like Me’ art competition in Dublin recently. The finals took place on Monday 4 December.

Pupils from primary schools across the country gathered in Dublin City Hall today where the winner of the ‘Someone Like Me’ national art competition was announced.

Among the 45 schools, were Naomh Bridhid NS from Carndonagh and Lurgybrack NS from Letterkenny.

Caomhán Mac Con Iomaire, National Gallery of Ireland with Olivia Porter and Áine Byle from Naomh Bridhid, Carndonagh at the awards ceremony in Dublin City Hall. The school was one of 45 shortlisted from more than 2,000 entries which ranged from posters and collages to large sculptural installations and multi-media pieces.

Caomhán Mac Con Iomaire, National Gallery of Ireland with Conan Galligan from Lurgybrack NS, Letterkennyat the awards ceremony in Dublin City Hall. The school was one of 45 shortlisted from more than 2,000 entries which ranged from posters and collages to large sculptural installations and multi-media pieces.

The winners of the competition were announced as Killeevan National School from Co. Monaghan. The competition, sponsored by the Department of Justice and Equality aims to promote disability awareness at primary school level.

The winning entry was created by first and second class pupils, along with their teacher Ms. Beagan. Their project 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.

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