Fenit Pupil Recognised For Her Artistic Talents

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Lauren Tuite St. Brendans National School 5th6th Class Category

Lauren Tuite’s painting which impressed judges in the Sightsavers Junior Painter of the Year Awards.

A PUPIL from St. Brendan’s National School, Fenit, has been recognised as one of Ireland’s best young painters after her entry into the Sightsavers Junior Painter of the Year Awards 2016 impressed the judges.

Lauren Tuite’s painting, entitled ‘Nobody’s Homeless’, was inspired by this year’s theme ‘Imagine 2030’, and is the winner of the Highly Commended Certificate in the 5th/6th class category.

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Through the theme ‘Imagine 2030, children were asked to create artwork showing what they think the world will look like in the year 2030.

Competition was tough as ever with thousands of children from 200 primary schools across the country entering the popular annual arts competition.

The competition has grown over the last seven years and gave the children the chance to learn about Sightsavers important work in preventing avoidable blindness and restoring sight for millions in the developing countries.

One of this year’s judges, Artist and Director of Arts and Disability Ireland Padraig Naughton, said:  I believe it’s a great way for children to learn about how people live with a disability, both here in Ireland and in developing countries around the world, by using their wonderful imaginations to create an exciting piece of art. We’ve had some amazing entries and it was no easy task to pick these regional winners.”

Well done to Lauren on impressing in such a competitive competition.

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