Sightsavers Ireland is currently unable to offer in-person workshops, but we have developed an exciting virtual workshop that can be completed in class or as homework.
The Put Us in the Picture schools website aims to engage children aged seven to 13 on issues of development, disability inclusion and the Sustainable Development Goals, as well as exploring how Irish people own and participate in Ireland’s international development programme through Irish Aid.
Students watch animated movies and play interactive games, and are rewarded with badges to mark their achievements. Upon completion, each student receives a downloadable certificate naming them a ‘Disability Inclusion Champion’.
Start the adventure today at www.putusinthepicture.ie
We also offer a selection of downloadable lesson plans aimed at children in different age groups. You can download copies of these below.
Entry packs will include full details of rules, how to enter, where to send your paintings, prize details and tips from our judges. We encourage teachers to use our curriculum-linked lesson plan to provide an age-appropriate, deeper understanding of the theme.
The competition for 2021 will use the theme “Together, Apart” and we are asking students to use the Sustainable Development Goals as inspiration for their art. The closing date for entries will be in April 2021.
The winners from across Ireland will then be chosen by our judges: Arts and Disability Ireland director Padraig Naughton, and singer and composer Emilie Conway. Government guidelines allowing, the awards ceremony will take place in the Riverbank Arts Centre in Newbridge, Co Kildare, in early summer.