Creative kids colour the coast for Wexford art contest

By Amy Lewis

Published 07/07/2015 | 00:00

Winners from Junior and Senior infants with their prizes at the awards ceremony.
Winners from Junior and Senior infants with their prizes at the awards ceremony.
1st and 2nd class winners with their awards.
The 'Snap into Action' primary schools winner Rachel Jordan, Scoil Mochua Oulart.
Overall Primary School winner Emer Bowe, Scoil Naomh Maodhóg Ferns, with Cllr Tony Dempsey.
Overall Secondary School Winner Barry Kenny, Gorey Community School, with Cllr Tony Dempsey.
5th and 6th Class winners were from CBS Primary school in Wexford and Scoil Naomh Maodhóg in Ferns.
1st and 3rd Year winners were Ciara Scullion, Doireann Cullen, and Joely Gibney Elliot.
'Snap into Action' community winner Thomas Dalton of the Ballyhack/Arthurstown Residents Association.

Thirty-four pupils of national and secondary schools across the county were a picture of happiness when they won awards for their entries into the Wexford County Council Biodiversity Artwork Competition.

County Council chairman Tony Dempsey presented the prizes to primary and secondary school children in County Hall.

The competition, which is run by the Environment Section of Wexford County Council in conjunction with Wexford Naturalists' Field Club, was judged by Don Conroy. The theme for this year's contest was Wexford Coast.

According to Cllr. Dempsey, the initiative 'reminds us all to look after our beautiful beaches and coastline, a precious legacy for the generations to come.'

Prizes were also presented for the Snap into Action Competition, which is open to both schools and community groups. This competition encourages people from all walks of life to take action against litter.

The winners of the competition were as follows:

Overall Primary School Winner: Emer Bowe, Scoil Naomh Maodhog, Ferns

Overall Secondary School Winner: Barry Kenny, Gorey Community School

Junior Infants: 1st Prize: Leah Kelly, Clongeen National School, Foulksmills; 2nd Prize: Natalia Waksmundzka, Our Lady of Lourdes National School, Bunclody; 3rd Prize: Daniel Morzywolek, Our Lady of Lourdes National School, Bunclody

Senior Infants: 1st Prize: Adam Flynn, St. Canice's National School, Rosbercon, New Ross; 2nd Prize: Nina Sukopova, Our Lady of Lourdes National School, Bunclody; 3rd Prize: Ryan Walsh, Kilmyshall National School; Highly Commended: Aoife Harris, Oylegate National School; Highly Commended: Lily Boggan, Scoil Mhuire, Barntown

1st & 2nd Class: 1st prize: Chafia Flynn, Ailbhe Fortune, Leanne Mahon, Lauren Jordan,Our Lady Of Lourdes National School, Bunclody; 2nd prize: Leah Connor, Scoil Naomh Maodhóg, Ferns; 3rd prize: Katelyn Swaine, Scoil Naomh Maodhóg, Ferns; Highly Commended: Holly Vicke, Gaelscoil Mhoshíológ, Guaire; Highly Commended: Brian Minihan, St Canice's National School, Rosbercon, New Ross.

3rd & 4th Class: 1st prize: Dawid Kmiecik, Our Lady Of Lourdes National School, Bunclody; 2nd prize: Natalia Ryl, Our Lady Of Lourdes National School, Bunclody; Joint 3rd prize: Conor Winters, St Fintan's National School, Taghmon, and Emerson Doran, Boolavogue National School; Highly Commended: Katelyn Bolger, Scoil Naomh Maodhóg, Ferns; Highly Commended: Muireann Murphy, Scoil Naomh Maodhóg, Ferns; Highly Commended: Liam McDowell, Scoil Naomh Maodhóg, Ferns.

5th & 6th Class: 1st prize: Emilijus Bielis, CBS Primary School, Wexford; 2nd prize: Joe Dangerfield, CBS Primary School, Wexford; Joint 3rd prize: Daniel Furlong, Scoil Naomh Maodhóg, Ferns, and Muireann Deegan, Scoil Naomh Maodhóg, Ferns

Secondary schools:

1st-3rd Year: 1st prize: Ciara Scullion, Wexford Vocational School; 2nd prize: Joanne Fleming, Gorey Community School; 3rd prize: Doireann Cullen, Gorey Community School; Highly Commended: Joely Gibney Elliott, Gorey Community School

4th-6th Year: 1st prize: Brian Monahan, St Peter's College, Wexford; 2nd prize: Tony Boggan, St Peter's College, Wexford; 3rd prize: Darren Byrne, St Peter's College, Wexford; Highly Commended: Aaron O' Neill, St Peter's College, Wexford; Highly Commended: Kevin Neiland, St Peter's College, Wexford.

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