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 2017 competition was The Jungle. 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 4th April. 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 Lucy McDonnell with her fabulous elephant. Lucy included photos of all the work that she and her Dad went through to develop their piece of art. Well done Lucy!
The winner of the First/Second Class category was Maya Wojcicka for her wonderful jungle. Well done Maya!
The class winners were.... Jamie Farrell - room 1, Lucy McDonnell - room 2, Dane Cronin - room 3, Sam Meehan - room 5, Erin Byrne - room 6, Ruby Adamson - room 9, Callum Corcoran - room 10, Eryk Sawicki - room 11, Maya Wojcicka - room 15 and Bobby Waine - 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 fifty children also recieved easter eggs and highly commended certificates for their wonderful work.
Below are some photos of highlights of the competition - click to enlarge