Students Given Chance To Create Wellbeing Logo

Senior cycle students have been given the chance to create a logo representing wellbeing in education through a new competition.

The Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh TD launched the art and design initiative on Wednesday 16 October to encourage students to make their mark. The winning design will be used on all materials and resources supporting the Department's Wellbeing Policy in schools and centres for education.

Minister McHugh said: "It is a first class opportunity for students to put their stamp on a new and growing aspect of education."

The Minister encouraged pupils with a flair for art and design to let their creativity and talent take over to help promote wellbeing.

"The winning logo will be a reminder of how students' voices should be and are being heard," he continued.

"We all have a role to play in making sure that wellbeing is at the heart of our schools. We know from research that children and young people learn more effectively if they are happy in their work, believe in themselves and feel supported.

"When I visit schools, I am always excited to see the incredible artistic and design talents of our young people on display all over the walls – I have no doubt we will see amazing entries that really explore the issue of Wellbeing in Education."

The deadline for entries is Friday 06 December, with a panel of judges, including a representative of the National College of Art and Design, choosing the overall winner.

The lucky entrant will receive a laptop and the winning school will receive €500 to fund an aspect of wellbeing promotion in their school.

Further information is available online


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