The Conall Byrne Memorial Art Competition is held in the school every year around Easter time to celebrate the life of Conall, a past pupil, who passed away in September 2009. Conall was a warm, friendly, happy little boy who touched the hearts of all who knew him. We always remember him with great fondness and affection at St.Kilians.
The theme for the 2019 competition is Disney. Last year the theme was Going Places. Children were invited to work on their art entries at home with their parents and family members based on this broad theme. A winner was chosen in each class by the class teacher who went forward to the final of the competition on Tuesday 20th March. The two overall winners were chosen by Mary and Brian, Conall's parents who we are so grateful to, for giving us their time and expertise. The class winners received medals, certificates and a prize each and the two overall winners also received Smyths vouchers and had their names engraved on the memorial plaque.
The winner of the Infant category was Ava Mitchell with her fabulous hot air balloons. Ava included the photos of all the children in her class in her work. Well done Ava!
The winner of the First/Second Class category was Lilly Nicholson Reilly for her wonderful Eiffel Tower. Well done Lilly!
The class winners were.... Senan Cooper-Edgeworth - room 1, Ava Mitchell - room 2, Aoibheann Wright - room 5, Ava Meehan - room 6, Jack ConroyByrne - room 7, Daniel Byrne - room 9, Isabelle Carroll - room 10, Aaron Sweeney- room 11, Lilly Nicholson-Reilly - room 15 and Síofra Cooper Edgeworth - room 16.
We were overwhelmed by the variety and standard of the entries this year and would like to say a big thank you to all the children who took part. More than sixty children also recieved easter eggs and highly commended certificates for their wonderful work.