Big Achievement for Castlecomer Art Students

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The winners from the credit union art competition attended the awards ceremony today, in the Castlecomer Credit Union branch. Our school did really well, we placed, 1st 2nd and 3rd in the age 14-17 category.

Cirean Mansfield came first place with her extraordinary painting. She has a very vivid imagination which leads to her outstanding skills.

Cleo Dinnegan’s amazing painting got her to second place in the competition, yet another win for our very talented Cleo.

Daisy Pinkney came 3rd with her subtle use of watercolours, which looked amazing on her picture.

The school would like to congratulate these three students and wish them the best or luck in the national final of this competition.

By Leigh Keane and Cleo Dinnegan.

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Wellread Programme


We are delighted to announce that we have received the "wellread" award, an initiative designed and organised by the Professional Development Service for Teachers (PDST). It aims to create heightened awareness about the importance of creating a culture of reading in school communities for our young people as part of their personal and academic development. The school community is now recognised nationally as a school that promotes and encourages a culture of reading.

You can read more about the award on the PDST website by clicking here, and you can find out more about our school initiatives under the "extra-curricular" tab above.



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