Cookstown pupil in final of art competition


A PUPIL from a Cookstown Primary School has reached the finals of a national competition to design postcards showing off famous landmarks.

The entry from Holy Trinity Primary School is competing against 12 others nationwide in the “Pride of Place Pupils’ Postcards” competition organised by - the UK’s biggest provider of motivational products for school children.

Reaching the finals means Holy Trinity Primary School will receive 150 professionally printed postcards of their design.

The overall national winning school, which will be announced this Friday July 12th, will also receive a year’s supply of “praise postcards” from School Stickers which schools use to recognize pupils’ achievements and good behaviour.

School Stickers managing director Neil Hodges says he has been amazed at the quality of the entries in the competition, which was open to pupils from four to 16 years of age.

He says: “We have had a fantastic response from all over the country and in particular from Holy Trinity Primary School in Tyrone.

“It has been a really difficult job choosing the finalists because we have had to take into account the quality of the design and also the age of the artist.

“The idea was to give pupils the chance to show off the best bits of their areas. The design of the postcard was totally up to them, whether it was a great drawing, collage or photo.

“Lots of schools already use School Stickers postcards to send home messages of praise to parents about their children’s successes, so many pupils were familiar with designing them.

“We wish Holy Trinity Primary School every success with their entry. We encourage parents and friends of Holy Trinity Primary School to visit our website and leave their comments about its entry and others. These will be taken into consideration when we choose the winner.”

The Holy Trinity Primary School entry and the other finalists can be seen online here: