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Winning Entry for St. Louis Art Student
Claire Mooney in Year 13 has been chosen as the joint winner of the senior Art section of an anti-bullying competition.
The competition, run by the Northern Ireland Anti-Bullying Forum (NIABF) as part of Anti Bullying Week, called on students to look at bullying that is motivated by difference and prejudice, under the banner "Everybody is Somebody". This theme of diversity looks at how young people might experience bullying because others see them as being different. This might include homophobic, racist, sectarian and disablist bullying.
Claire was recently invited to a prize-giving ceremony in Titanic Belfast. Speaking at the event Education Minister, John O’Dowd said “Bullying is damaging to individuals and to their education and I encourage schools and pupils to work together to eradicate this problem. I want children and young people to tell us how to help them. Partnerships like the Anti-Bullying Forum enable children to do this and ensure we find the best solutions to this problem. Bullying in school is a universal problem. Schools and pupils can work together to change this.”
The Minister congratulated all pupils who entered the competition, in particular those being awarded prizes. He said: “There were over 1,200 entries to this competition which shows that our young people feel strongly that bullying is an important issue. Each and every one of the entries reminds us that bullying is not, and never will be, acceptable in our schools, nor in our society as a whole.
For more information about Anti-Bullying Week, or the work of the Northern Ireland Anti-Bullying Forum, visit www.endbullying.org.uk.
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