We took part in the Someone Like Me Art Competition again this year. The competition is sponsored by the Department of Justice and Equality and is aimed at promoting positive attitudes towards disability in schools and celebrating individual difference. Drumraney N.S. is an inclusive school where the participation and opinions of all pupils are valued.
While completing the relevant lessons, the children discussed how we each have unique personality traits, qualities, strengths, limitations, interests and abilities and how we each have an equally valid and important contribution to make to our school and to the wider world.
The proud peacock loves to show off its beautiful array of elaborate feathers. We too, should be proud of each of our talents and should enjoy sharing them with others and using them to help and encourage one another.
Each child designed a selection of beautiful peacock feathers. Each feather represents a talent or virtue that they are particularly proud to possess. Like the peacock, Drumraney N.S. is very proud to show off the wide variety of talents and good qualities we see in the children every day. The combination of each of their individual talents really paints a pretty picture!
Lisa visited us on 11th May to do a session with us on ‘wellbeing’.
We talked about our feelings on the inside and the outside.
She told us a story about Tom who was having a bad day and thought to himself, “I’m no good!”
We changed the story so that Tom felt good and able to do things for himself.
Finally, we went on an adventure in our imaginations. We felt very relaxed afterwards!
We’re delighted to announce that Drumraney N.S. is the Senior County Winner of the ‘Someone Like Me’ Art Competition for Co. Westmeath.
This is a new art competition for primary schools that aims to promote disability awareness among primary school children and give them a greater understanding of what unites children of differing abilities. The children learned about and discussed these topics in depth and creatively expressed what they had learned through a collaborative art project.
Many thanks to Kayla, Chloe and Mrs. Gavigan for travelling up to Farmleigh House on Monday 12th December to accept our prize.
Drumraney N.S. is an inclusive school where the participation and opinions of all pupils are valued. We are a small two-teacher rural school with twenty pupils in total. We refer to ourselves as “The Small School with the Big Heart”.
This year, the pupils from Junior Infants to 6th Class, took part in the ‘Someone Like Me’ project. This is a competition sponsored by the Department of Justice and Equality aimed at promoting positive attitudes towards disability in schools and celebrating difference. The Junior and Senior rooms completed the relevant lessons.
The children discussed how we each have unique personality traits, qualities, strengths, limitations, interests and abilities but that we all have an equally valid and important contribution to make to our school and the wider world.
Like the pieces of a jigsaw puzzle, we are all very different but we fit together perfectly to make one complete picture. The children designed various jigsaw pieces about ‘What makes a good friend?’ Here you can see how their individual jigsaw pieces look so great as a collaborative display. The children really enjoyed taking part in the ‘Someone Like Me’ project.