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The Visual Arts programme is always a very enjoyable part of our school curriculum. There are several strands in the programme: Drawing, Paint & Colour, Print, Clay, Construction and Fabric & Fibre. We want our pupils to have a love and an appreciation  of art and to be able to respond to art work from all the strands of our curriculum.

We regularly organise art competitions in the school to encourage the children to produce their best work. The Green Schools Committee, the Active Schools Committee and the Students Council use these competitions to awaken interest in their areas. Pupils from the school also enter several art competitions every year – both local and national. Over the years we have had many winners in these competitions.

October 2018: New! Art Club as After School Activity
Ms. O' Brien and Ms. Kehoe have introduced an Art Club for the first time, divided in a Junior Art Club and a Senior Art Club. Each week the children will get to experience different aspects of Art, from clay construction to painting, drawing, using pastels, and more. All materials are provided.

The Art Club runs for 6 weeks. Each week we will post an update below and add photos to the library.

Week 1
During the first week of October our Senior Art Club made clay monsters. They learned about the importance of using a key when putting clay together! They also made silhouettes using light and shadows. Have a look!

Week 2
This week we painted our clay monsters - we gave them a coat of white paint . We also came up with ideas for drawing monsters- we sketched four monsters , outlined them and will colour them in oil pastels . We also made the back ground for our lollipop stick silhouette scenes ! Wait until you see our finished product.
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December 2017: Winners Christmas Colouring Competition
Our school entered a colouring competition at Christmas organised by Peadar Waters. Everyone had to colour in a lovely picture of a Christmas tree. The top prize was to win your very own Christmas tree! The standard was very high in each class and it was very hard to pick the winners.

Congratulations to the pupils who won prizes. They were Ben Priestley, Aoife Slye, Amy Rose Dillon, Oliwia Romaniec, Megan Doyle, Chloe Roberts, Róisín Mulvihill and Ciarán Murphy. Each winner won a selection box. The overall winner was Róisín Mulvihill and she won a Christmas tree. As you can see from our photos they all did a very good job.
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November 2017: Winners Bunclody Vocational School Art Competition
Pupils who entered the Bunclody Vocational School Art competition received certificates for their work recently. The competition was open to 4th, 5th and 6th class pupils in the area. Congratulations to Ódhran Butler who won first prize in his class section and to Megan Doyle who also won first place in her class. Well done to all the pupils and to their teacher, Mrs Austin.

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November 2017: Winners Credit Union Art Competition
The local Credit Union organised an Art Competition for schools. We are delighted that some of our pupils are among the prizewinners. Ben Priestley came first in his section and David and James Kilduff came 2nd and 3rd in the same section. Sam Ronan came 1st in his section, while Ciarán Murphy came 2nd and Gavin O’ Halloran came 3rd. Eugene from Bunclody Credit Union presented the awards.


Special congratulations to Ben Priestley whose picture won first prize in the county and will now go forward to the regional final. Best of luck Ben! Congratulations to Sam Ronan whose picture came 3rd in the county. A great achievement for all the boys and their teachers!
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December 2016: Carla Byrne wins County Award in “Someone Like Me” Competition
Congratulations to Carla Byrne in 2nd class, who won the County Award for Wexford in a National competition organised by the Department of Justice and Equality. The Competition, “Someone Like Me” required the pupils to convey a message of inclusion and equality. Carla's entry was a 3D depiction of children, including a little girl in a wheelchair, playing basketball together. Congratulations too, to Carla's teacher, Mrs O' Meara and to all the pupils in the class who entered the competition. It encouraged all the children to think about the importance of inclusion.

Carla received her prize at the award ceremony in Farmleigh House, Dublin on 12th December and she was accompanied by her mother and her teacher. Her prize was presented by Finian McGrath, Minister of State at the Department of Justice and Equality with responsibility for disability issues. The 3 judges were very impressed with the standard of Carla's entry. Following the presentation ceremony and refreshments, Carla and all the other winners enjoyed a “Winter Wonderland” experience at Farmleigh.
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