Island youngsters with a sweet tooth should get their art materials out and start creating an Easter card for the local district of the National Education Union (NEU).
The theme of the competition is ‘What are we most looking forward to after Covid-19 concerns have been lifted?’
Peter Shreeve, of the NEU, said: “The virus has put our lives on hold for such a long time and sedentary on-line learning has dominated pupils’ lives. It is now time to express our hopes and aspirations – however big or small.
“Young people, who enjoy being creative, have greater confidence in their ability to produce quality work and have an outlet for their feelings. Of immense benefit, as we move away from lockdown and life cautiously returns to normal. Apart from that, we trust it will be fun!”
There are three categories (primary, secondary and special school) and each will have a winner and two runners-up. Prizes are Easter eggs and gift vouchers. Winning designers will also receive a set of printed cards featuring their creation to send to their family and friends ready for Easter. The deadline is Friday, March 12.
All schools have been informed about the competition, so entries can be handed into a teacher or a digital copy sent to IWNEUcompetition@gmail.com. Don’t forget to include your name and age.