VIDEO: Ardfert Schoolgirl Bríd Wins National Essay Competition

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Brid Courtney

A screen grab from Bríd’s ‘Someone Like Me’ video.

AN Ardfert girl has received an award yesterday after winning a national essay competition.

Twelve year old Bríd Courtney won the ‘Someone Like Me’ competition with her inspirational video.

A sixth class pupil in Ardfert NS, Brid has cerebral palsy, affecting her limbs and her speech, so she communicates through body language and her iPad.

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The school had video footage detailing Bríd’s involvement at school over the last number years.

Her classmates then wrote a script, with the children taking on the roles of TV news presenters, reporting from different events, linking Bríd’s activities together.

The ‘Someone Like Me’ competition promotes positive attitudes towards disability in primary schools. It develop student’s knowledge and understanding of disabilities and celebrates difference amongst students and the way each student learns.

The award was presented to Bríd by Minister of State for New Communities, Culture and Equality, Aodhán Ó Ríordáin, at a special ceremony held in Farmleigh House.

See a clip from Bríd’s winning ‘Someone Like Me’ video with this Irish Times video…

Kerry girl wins national award for video essay

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