Sister Art Wins on the Double for Loughfouder N.S. Pupils

Sisters and award winning artists, Emma and Lauren Long pictured at their school in Loughfouder, Knocknagoshel with their prizes.
Emma Long’s award winning art work…..
…. and her sister Lauren’s winning entry.

Loughfouder National School pupils, Emma and Lauren Long from Knocknagoshel are being congratulated as overall national winners of the ESB Stay Safe Stay Clear Poster Competition.

The competition helps children to learn about electricity and how to stay safe around it. Emma, who is in fifth class, drew a picture with the slogan ‘Never fly a kite or drone near overhead wires.’

She won the overall national award in the Senior Category.

Overall National Award

Her sister Lauren, who is in second class, won the overall national award in the Junior Category. Lauren did a picture based on the slogan ‘Don’t climb pylons.’

“The judges were very impressed by their unique perspective, attention to detail and the way they effectively communicated the important message of staying safe around electricity in such a visually compelling manner,” said school Principal Elizabeth Lane.

Picked from 1,300 Submissions

“Emma and Lauren’s winning pictures were picked from 1,300 poster submissions from all across the country. Both pupils received a certificate along with One4All gift cards worth €100 each for themselves and the school received two €100 One4All gift cards for its use.

A massive well done to both girls on their success,” said Ms. Lane.

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