Primary School Pupils’ Art Features In Council’s Road Safety Calendar

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Cathaoirleach of Kerry County Council, Cllr John Sheahan, with the winning entrants for the Kerry County Council 2018 Road Safety Calendar.

PRIMARY school pupils from Kilflynn, Ardfert, Ballyheigue and around the county demonstrated their artistic skills to highlight road safety in the 2018 Kerry County Council Road Safety Calendar competition.

This week, David Doyle, Senior Engineer, Operations, Capital Infrastructure and Safety Department, Kerry County Council presented the twelve winning pupils from various primary schools around the county with a copy of the 2018 Road Safety Calendar, featuring their artwork.

The Cathaoirleach of Kerry, Cllr. John Sheahan, presented individual prizes to the winning pupils and Eileen Cunningham, Regional Road Safety Education Officer with the Road Safety Authority for the Kerry and Limerick Area presented road safety packs to the winners.

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Pupils were invited to enter a picture containing a road safety message and the winning illustrations for 2018 are:-

• January — Rebecca Flavin,  Tarbert N.S. 6th Class

• February — Marie Keane, Dromclough N.S., Listowel 5th Class

• March, Eimear Finn, Lissivigeen N.S., Killarney 6th Class

• April — Caoilfhinn Donovan, Scoil Treasa Naofa, Kilflynn, Tralee 5th Class

• May — Patricija Pudzemyte, Scoil Saidhbhín, Caherciveen, 6th Class

• June — Odhran McDonagh, Scoil Dar Earca, Valentia 6th Class

• July — Clare Ní Allarúin, Bunscoil an Chlochair, Daingean Uí Chúis, 6th Class

• August — Darren Reardon, Scoil Bhréanainn, Portmagee, 6th Class

• September  — Julie O’Sullivan, Scoil Náisiúnta Cillín Liath, Maistir Gaoithe, Cill Áirne, 6th Class

• October — Sam Power, Castlegregory N.S. 6th Class

• November — Donnacha Horgan, Scoil Naomh Erc, Glenderry, Ballyheigue, 5th Class

• December — Tom O’Flaherty, Ardfert N.S. 6th Class

Cathaoirleach of Kerry, Cllr. John Sheahan congratulated each of the pupils on their wonderful drawings and said: “the standard of the competition is extremely high and it is great to know that these pupils, through their drawings, are contributing to raising awareness of road safety throughout the county.”

Eileen Cunningham, Regional Road Safety Education Officer praised the pupils on the high standard of their drawings and said: “the competition reinforces the message of Road Safety, encourages school children to use their imagination and illustrate road safety issues that are important to them.”

Co-ordinator of the event, Michelle Mullane, Staff Officer, Operations, Capital Infrastructure and Safety Department, was delighted with all the entries: “We had over 400 entries from schools around Kerry.  It is fantastic that the teachers/pupils got so strongly involved and it is my hope that each pupil who took part will have an increased awareness of road safety as a result”.

The 2018 Road Safety Calendar is available to download from Kerry County Council’s website:

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