The Donegal Road Safety Working Group and Finn Harps Football Club have revealed the winners of the 2019 Primary School Road Safety Art Competition.
Over 800 excellent drawings were submitted to the popular competition by children from Donegal’s Primary School. The quality of the entries was once again outstanding, according to the judges.
The category winners are –
- Orlaith Kennedy, Kilkenny NS, Glenties.
- Sadhbha Nic Aodh, Scoil Naomh Dúigh, Anagaire.
- Aoibhín McIvor, Scoil Eoghain, Moville.
- Adam Lough, Gortnacart NS, Ardara.
- Eva McGavigan, St. Baithin’s NS, St. Johnston.
- Kasia Wach, Scoil Mhuire gan Smál, Letterkenny.
- Jack Mitchell, Scoil an Linbh Iosa, Killymard, Donegal Town.
The overall winner will be unveiled at half time during the Finn Harps v Dundalk match in Finn Park on Friday 22nd February 2019.
Finn Harps will be playing in the Premier Division this season and the match against the current League Champions and FAI Cup winners is sure to attract a large crowd.
The winning piece will feature as an advertising hoarding promoting Road Safety in Finn Park for the 2019 season.
A council spokesperson said: “The wonderful array of drawings received not only shows the creative ability that children in our schools have, it also underlines how our committed local teachers create an environment where children can express their talents.”
Road Safety Officer with Donegal County Council, Brian O’Donnell, thanked all the schools for participating in the competition.
He said, “I would like to congratulate all the winners and thank all the schools for again getting behind this very important Road Safety initiative. The competition reinforces the message of Road Safety, encourages school children to use their imagination but especially by the understanding and appreciation that the children have in the whole area of road safety.
“The children who entered the competition should be extremely proud of themselves and the quality of the entries received was truly outstanding. It is great to see that these pupils, through their drawings, are contributing to raising awareness of road safety throughout Donegal. This competition is very popular with the Primary School children and we are delighted that Finn Harps continues to help promote road safety awareness in Donegal”.
John Campbell Finn Harps Schools Programme coordinator stated, “Finn Harps Schools are delighted with the response to the Road Safety Art Competition, ran in conjunction with the Donegal Road Safety Working Group. This competition is very popular with the Primary School children and this year again we received a large number of excellent entries. We are delighted that Finn Harps can assist in the promotion of Road Safety in Donegal”.