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'My Community' Poetry and Drawing competition winners

Communities Minister Deirdre Hargey MLA joined Professor Kathy Higgins, QCAP Director, and the team, at a prize giving in St Malachy's Primary School on Wednesday, 15 December 2021.

Dr Sexton distributes prizes at St Malachy's

The children of the School were awarded prizes for their poetry and drawings, submitted for the 'My Community' competition.

Giving out the awards, Dr Stephen Sexton of the Seamus Heaney Centre at Queen's, said: "I was so pleased to read this really wonderful, exciting, sophisticated, I thought, work by the primary school pupils here. We're very proud to celebrate all the hard work they've done".

Minister Hargey - who had been a pupil at the school herself - said: "This is a really good partnership, and I'm delighted to be here this morning, which was a competition of local young people looking at poetry, looking at what's important to them within their community, and particularly the school community here at St Malachy's".

Dermot Flynn, Principal of the school added: "Queen's have been absolutely amazing. And I think you can see it on the look of all of the children's faces, they are so delighted to receive their prizes". 

For more on this, watch the video here (click CC for subtitles):