School crest will mark new era in Ballyragget

Sian Moloughney

Reporter:

Sian Moloughney

Ballyragget NS

Ballyragget NS pupils this September

The community of Ballyragget are being called on to help mark a new era for the local school.

Ballyragget National School opened its doors to 145 boys and girls on August 30 as Scoil Bhríde and Scoil Ciarán amalgamated.

Now the school is looking for inspiration from the community to design a new school crest.

The competition is asking the local community - especially children who attend the school - to get creative.

Designs are expected to reflect life in the area, with possible influences from the GAA and the local heritage. It is hoped this competition will raise the profile of the ‘new’ school and let people in the wider community know about the amalgamation.

There will be prizes for the best entries in three categories - Junior Primary (4-7 years), Senior Primary (8-12 years) and 12 years and over, along with an overall winner, whose design will be selected as the new school crest. The new school motto will be chosen separately.

Entry forms are available from Ballyragget NS, St Canice’s Credit Union Ballyragget, Super Valu and Carroll’s Service Station.