A team from Craigtown National School, Carndonagh won the Primary School Award at the Show Racism the Red Card creative competition awards ceremony in Dublin last week for their art installation. The piece of art– which was designed and created by young people from Craigtown National School – portrays a strong integration and equality message.
Show Racism the Red Card is an international anti-racism and education charity. In Ireland, the organisation’s annual creative competition calls on young people to develop creative messages about racism and integration using written, visual and audiovisual means.
At last week’s awards ceremony, prizes were awarded for entries ranging from songs and raps to posters, videos and social media campaigns.
Six Hundred Attendees
Over six hundred young people from youth groups, Youthreach services, and primary and secondary schools attended Show Racism the Red Card’s awards ceremony in the Aviva Stadium.
Speaking at the event, Garrett Mullan, Executive Director of Show Racism the Red Card, congratulated the Donegal winners on their fantastic entry and praised them for their commitment to the competition.
“The talent and creativity we saw in this year’s entries was better than ever before,” he said. “The young people involved really demonstrated their commitment to promoting integration and anti-racism messages within their schools and wider communities and Craigtown National School’s art is a shining example of this”
The awards ceremony was MCed by sports presenter Tommy Martin, and special guests included Steve Guppy, coach to the Ireland football team; Cllr. Cieran Perry, Deputy Lord Mayor of Dublin; John Boyle, Vice-President of the INTO; Razan Ibraheem, a Syrian journalist based in Ireland; and footballer Conan Byrne and boxer Oisín Fagan, both of whom are Show Racism the Red Card ambassadors. Further information about the work of Show Racism the Red Card is available at www.theredcard.ie.
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The piece of art created by students from Craigtown National School, Carndonagh that won the "Primary School Award" at the Show Racism the Red Card awards ceremony in Dublin last week.
Students and teachers from Craigtown National School who won the "Primary School Award" at the Show Racism the Red Card awards ceremony in Dublin last week. Pic: Barry Cronin