Scoil Chormaic Cashel Become County Winner In National Arts Competition

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Lackamore National School near Newport and Scoil Chormaic Cashel have emerged as the County Winners in prestigious Someone Like Me national art competition.

Now in its eighth year, the Someone Like Me art competition, which is organised by the National Disability Authority, attracted more than 2,200 entries from national schools.

The competition was created to nurture more positive attitudes towards persons with disabilities.

Congratulating the two schools,  Minister of State with responsibility for Disability, Anne Rabbitte T.D. says that the number of entries this year is a tribute to the commitment not just of the National Disability Authority, but also to Ireland’s primary school teachers.

Lackamore National School entry was led by teacher Karen O’Brien and involved work from  Junior and Senior Infants, 1st and 2nd classes.

The project is a collage which acknowledges the different disabilities that are present in the school.

“The names of the disabilities are written throughout the art piece to represent the fact that some disabilities are invisible but they are all around us, even if they are not immediately obvious.”

The Scoil Chormaic entry is a whole school project led by teacher Danielle Martin.

A wall mural was created to “show how the school is made up of many different people, who are all different, yet all equal. We are all different pieces of a puzzle that fits together perfectly to create a lovely work of art.

Creating this piece has been a wonderful experience for us, as we have all had to work together as a team to get it finished.”

The two schools will now join 46 other schools to compete for the much sought-after national title at the national awards ceremony to be held at Dublin City Hall on Wednesday 17th January 2024.