Tarmon and Ballyfeeny schools named county winners in national art competition

Tarmon National School and Ballyfeeny National School are celebrating being named Junior and Senior County Winners respectively of the prestigious national art competition, Someone Like Me, which will see them join over 40 other schools to compete for the much sought-after national title at an online national awards ceremony to be held on Thursday, February 3rd.

  The competition has been designed to be a national celebration of the things that unite children of all abilities and, over its six-year history, more than 8,000 children have taken part, creating a tangible contribution to developing more positive attitudes towards persons with disabilities.

  Congratulating Tarmon National School and Ballyfeeny National School, Minister of State with special responsibility for disability, Anne Rabbitte said: “Once again, our primary school teachers and pupils have shown their commitment to putting ‘ability’ under the spotlight helping to build a more inclusive society”.

  The competition, which offers a range of prizes up to the value of €750, was open to all primary school pupils from junior infants to sixth class and more than 1,800 entries were received from individual pupils, class groups and whole schools right across Ireland.