Caitriona and Sarah went into the National Gallery for the prize-giving ceremony and couldn't believe it when we heard that Callie won her age group prize. We were thrilled to be able to share that special moment with Callie and her family.
We couldn't believe our ears when Callie suggested that she gift the portrait to the school once it had finished a tour of the galleries of Ireland. Of course, we said Yes immediately!
Before school on Tuesday, Callie came to the school to present the portrait to the school. It wasn't quite the presentation ceremony we thought we'd have when we discussed it last year but it was special all the same. All the staff came out to watch the handing over and cheered and clapped. Those new to the school were blown away by Callie's talent.
We look forward to finding the perfect spot in our school for this wonderful portrait.
There are so many talented children in our school - talented in art, talented in sport, talented in caring for others, talented in writing and reading and debating and gardening and so many other areas. It is with absolute pride that we show off the fruits of such talent in our gorgeous building.
Thank you, Callie!