Congratulations to Benjamin Franklin from Lattin, Co. Tipperary, honoured at Sightsavers Junior Painter Awards

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Congratulations to Benjamin Franklin from Tipperary town honoured at Sightsavers Junior Painter Awards

Benjamin Franklin

A young artist from Tipperary Honoured At Sightsavers Junior Painter Awards Ceremony.

On Tuesday April 17th, the winners of the Sightsavers Junior Painter Awards 2018 were unveiled in The Science Gallery, Dublin. Competition was as strong as ever and this year’s theme ‘Put Us In The Picture’ inspired creative entries from hundreds of primary schools across the country. Benjamin Franklin (age 9) from Shronell National School Lattin in Co. Tipperary was delighted to be at the awards ceremony where he was honoured as one of the 15 finalists of this year’s competition.

The annual Junior Painter Awards competition was devised by Sightsavers to inspire Irish children to express their artistic talent through painting, whilst developing an appreciation of the importance and value of their sight and the additional challenges facing those living with visual impairment in developing countries.

Benjamin Franklin Age 9 from Shronell National School, Lattin, Co. Tipperary was honoured for his painting ‘Everyone can Participate.’