Make My Day' by Danielle Agnew, Friends'
School Lisburn (1st place).
A PUPIL from Friends' School has seen off stiff
competition from over 200 other pupils to win the 2008 'Safer
Lisburn' art competition.
Danielle Agnew (13) created a beautiful
painting of her family enjoying a walk in the park and entered
it in the 'You Can Change
Their World' Competition along with other year 8 and 9
entrants from schools across the Lisburn Council area.
This year, the theme was 'Make My Day' which aimed to promote
the idea of parents spending quality time with their children.
Entrants drew or painted pictures of special occasions and
ordinary everyday events with their parents to demonstrate how
special this was to them.
In second place was Hannah Taylor, Laureihill Community
College and Alyson Clarke Friends' School Lisburn and third
place was Hollie McCready Friends' School Lisburn and Mark Boe
St Patrick's High School. Danielle, Hannah, Alyson, Hollie and
Mark received winners cash prizes, trophies and framed
certificates while Friends' School Principal, Mrs Elizabeth
Dickson received the Schools first place trophy for 2007 and
2008. Twenty other pupils also received framed certificates of
At the award ceremony, the Mayor of Lisburn,
'Safer Lisburn' Chairman Cllr James Tinsley awarded the prizes
assisted by Friends' pupil Reuben Steenson, the 2007 winner.
Speaking to the young people and their parents, Cllr Tinsley
said, "This is a great way for children to speak to their
parents. I am really delighted that so many young people took
part and wish to thank all the young people, teachers and their
Thanks were also expressed to Desmond Black
and Stephen Aiken, 'Lisburn Art Gallery' and Ray Farrell, 'Home
and Art' who participated in judging the entries. Chief
Inspector David Moore, PSNI Local Area Commander also
congratulated Danielle and the other prize winners. He said:
"The police continued to engage with and support schools and
community initiatives that were helping to promote citizenship
values and reduce crime and anti-social behaviour."
Chief Inspector Moore has also confirmed that
he will have Danielle's work publicly featured and enlarged on
the side of Lisburn Police Station, to help promote the idea of
parents spending quality time with their children.
'Safer Lisburn' Communications Manager,
Jacqueline Crockett said that the competition 'aims to assist
Schools promote positive values related to community safety
issues and that Danielle's painting would appear in public
places throughout Lisburn during the rest of 2008'.