It’s time for pupils to get creative

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The clock is ticking for children throughout Northern Ireland to get creative with farming, with only one month left to enter the Ulster Farmers’ Union art competition sponsored by Musgrave Retail Partners (MRPNI).

MRPNI and its independent retailers, SuperValu, Centra and Mace, have teamed up with the UFU to invite nursery, primary and special school pupils to create pieces of visual art as a class.

The theme for the Nursery, P1-2 and P3-4 categories is ‘Seasons of Farming’ and for P5-7 ‘Farm Safety’, special school pupils have a choice of either theme. The winning class in each category will receive £200 and the runners-up will receive £100 each. The winners will also have the opportunity to receive a visit from Mash Direct in June.

Pupils can design individually or in their class, a picture or poster, a collage, or a sculpture and can get creative by using agricultural material such as sheep’s wool and straw, before the March 20th deadline.

UFU deputy president Barclay Bell said: “Musgrave’s support for our schools competition is invaluable in helping to ensure we raise young people’s awareness of local produce and farming. Without agriculture, there would be no food production.”

For information and to enter the competition, contact David McConaghy at the UFU on davidmcconaghy@ufuhq.com or on 028 9037 0222.