School Tour Could Be A Class Act

The Educ8.ie School Art Competition is offering first and second class students in Tipperary primary schools the opportunity to win an amazing school trip that promises to be full of history, education and most importantly fun!

The Educ8.ie School Art Competition is offering first and second class students in Tipperary primary schools the opportunity to win an amazing school trip that promises to be full of history, education and most importantly fun!

The prize covers all transport, entry tickets and lunch for a class of up to 45 students. The school trip includes a visit to the Frank McCourt Museum, Thomond Park Museum, with lunch provided by Carambola Kidz Lunch, and then it’s on to Delta Sports Dome for more fun!

All wannabe Picassos can either send in individual entries or a class entry so long as it is original, unaided and a work of art. Local artist Una Heaton, sole judge for the competition said: “I am delighted to be a part of such a wonderful initiative. I would like to see plenty of imagination in the entries showing us the wealth in education for the future”.

The Educ8.ie School Art Competition runs from until March 30, with the winner being announced on April 16th the educ8.ie website. For entry forms and full terms and conditions log onto www.educ8.ie.

The winning class will start their 2012 summer school tour with a visit to the Frank McCourt Museum, where students will see world renowned Limerick writer’s classroom and recreations of impoverished Limerick homes of the 1930s.

Then it’s onto the home of Munster rugby where the kids can follow in the footsteps of their Munster heroes by taking a look behind the scenes at the historic Thomond Park Stadium. The stadium tour will take them to places usually only accessible to players and officials. From a seat in the home dressing room to a walk down the tunnel, the tour gives a unique opportunity to experience how the Munster players feel on big match days.

The day will finish at Delta Sports Dome, where the kids will take part in their own soccer match, penalty shoot-out, novelty soccer game on a 3G pitch.

Educ8.ie is a new approach by a number of established owner-run businesses working together and sharing a common goal of providing a range of quality services to schools, including photocopying and printing (Copytype), educational software (EdWare); photography (Paul Dorrell); graphic design and branding (Orchard and Maye); cleaning equipment and supplies (Cleanwell); school transport (Kelly Travel); sanitary disposal solutions (Curtin Environmental); school specific cloud computing (Digico) and school furniture and equipment (Munster Office Furniture).