Irishtown National School and St Dymphna’s School have been named County winners in the Someone Like Me national art competition, winning the junior and senior county titles respectively.

Supported by the National Disability Authority, the competition attracted more than 2,600 entries from national schools across the length and breadth of the country. 

Now in its fourth year, Someone Like Me aims to raise disability awareness among primary school children and give them a greater understanding of what unites children of differing abilities.

Schools were challenged to respond artistically and creatively to the theme 'Someone Like Me' by conveying inclusivity, a sense of belonging and connectedness.

The Mayo winners will now go on to compete with 47 other schools for the national Someone Like Me award at Dublin City Hall on Tuesday 3rd December, the International Day of People with Disabilities.

Donna Shevlin, a teacher at St Dymphna’s School, told Midwest News that her class were delighted to take part in the competition.

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