Minister of State Anne Rabbitte T.D. Launches the ‘Someone Like Me’ National Primary Schools’ Art Competition

The National Disability Authority is delighted to announce the launch of the 2020 Someone Like Me primary schools’ art competition which aims to raise disability awareness amongst children from Junior Infants up to 6th class. Despite the challenges facing schools, this year the competition has been Covid-19-proofed to ensure that all pupils can participate whether they are at school, engaging in blended learning or studying from home.  

Minister of State for Disability, Anne Rabbitte T.D. encourages all primary school pupils in Ireland to take part in what will be a national creative celebration of the things that unite children of all abilities. Pupils are asked to create a piece of art showcasing what they’ve learned on this important topic and they could be in with a chance of winning a prize up to the value of €750 for their school as well as a Creative Care Package filled with fantastic art supplies from ReCreate for early entries!

Information packs including junior and senior lesson plans and activity sheets were posted to all primary schools last week. These curriculum-linked resources can also be found here on this website. If you have any questions, please contact someonelikeme@realnation.ie or 01 522 4815The closing date for entries if December 3rd 2020, The International Day of Persons with Disabilities. We look forward to seeing your creations!