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Glór na Mara wins on the double in national art competition

Glór na Mara National School in Tramore is celebrating after being named both Junior and Senior County winners in the national art competition, Someone Like Me. 

The school will join over 40 others to compete for the national title at an online national awards ceremony on Thursday 3rd February.

 Someone Like Me, which is organised by the National Disability Authority, attracted more than 1,800 entries from national schools across Ireland.  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.

For the competition, teachers and their pupils worked through special lesson plans which challenged them to respond artistically and creatively to the theme of Someone Like Me, while, at the same time, appreciating and respecting similarities and differences in people.

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The judges were particularly impressed with the submissions from pupils and teachers at Glór na Mara National School, selecting them as both County Winners based on their insightful and inspirational responses to the theme.

 Congratulating Glór na Mara National School on being named County Winners, Minister of State with special responsibility for disability, Anne Rabbitte T.D. said that she was hugely encouraged by the growing interest in the competition

I am so impressed by the standard of entry and the obvious thought that has gone into each creative submission.  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.  Entries ranged from posters and collages to large sculptural installations and multi-media pieces.

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