Someone Like Me Project, Brittas Bay National School
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Someone Like Me Art Competition

Our school entered the ‘Someone Like Me‘ art competition. For our entry, we chose to make a scrapbook full of kind and motivational messages for the people who struggle with disabilities. Our scrapbook entails lots of kind messages but it also showcases the wonderful artists of Brittas Bay sixth class with some amazing pieces of art.

From dyslexia to paralysis, it all got showcased in our piece of work. The message was that people living with disabilities are as inspirational and as valuable as everyone else.

There were around 2,500 entries and our class were the winners for our county. We were all really happy to hear that as we hadn’t expected it at all. Our teacher Mr Clune went up to the City Hall in Dublin to represent us for our county. There was a livestream from what was happening in Dublin so we were able to watch it from our classroom. We watched Mr Clune go up and get an award for being the county winners, soon after they announced the overall winners for Ireland. We didn’t win but no one was upset and we were so happy at
what we had achieved so far. Our project is showcased on the Winners Gallery of the ‘Someone Like Me’ website.

The judges for ‘Someone Like Me’ gave very wise speeches, but apart from the judges there was another speech delivered by Kelly Horrigan which was very inspiring to us all. She told us in her speech that
she is a model and suffers from epilepsy, this is a disability where you experience seizures. This has not stopped her from doing anything she has dreamed of in her life.

It was a great experience and we are very proud of the work we did in this competition. And really helpfully, we won a voucher as a class prize and are still waiting to decide collectively what we do with it!