Two Naas primary school pupils claim prizes in poster contest

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Two Naas primary school pupils claim prizes in poster contest

Siofrá Bartels Nic an Ghearr 6th class agus an muinteoir Aislinn Ní Chaomhánaigh Gaelscoil Ná Ríogh

Pupils from primary schools in the greater Naas area took part in a recent art competition.

The Lions Club International Peace Poster competition attracted entries from some 450,000 children across the globe.

Lions Club International sponsors the programme with the aim of emphasising the importance of world peace to young people everywhere.

Katie Lynch, a sixth class pupil at St. Laurence’s National School in Sallins and Síofra Bartels Nic an Ghearr, a sixth class pupil at the Gaelscoil Nas na Riogh, at the Piper’s Hill campus, were among the entrants.

And each won €150 for their respective schools.

Naas Lions Club president Cyriel Varwijk said he was impressed by the expression and creativity of all the participants.

“It is apparent that these young people have strong ideas about what peace means to them. I’m so proud that we were able to provide them with the opportunity to share their visions.”

The winning posters were selected by a panel of judges focusing on originality, artistic merit and portrayal of the contest theme - the Future of Peace. Lions Club International is the world’s largest service club organisation with more than 1.35 million members in 210 countries and geographical areas around the world. Since 1917 Lions clubs have aided the blind and visually impaired and made a commitment to community service around the world.