Unique young artists visit Cornwall

Finalists from the RiverRIdge Recycling Make Art Not Waste competition in the Mediterranean Biome in the Eden Project in Cornwall. They enjoyed a visit to Eden after winning the regional final. Pictured here are (LtoR) Mrs Mairead Green, Art Teacher at St Patrick's College in Dungiven, Kristian Hoy from Loreto College in Coleraine, Hannah Black from Slemish College in Ballymena, Oran Duffy from St Patrick's and St Brigid's College in Dungiven, Hannah Neely from St Mary's College in Magherafelt, Michaela McCloskey from St Patrick's College in Dungiven, Hannah Neely from St Mary's College, Magherafelt Emma McKernan from Cross and Passion College, Ballycastle with Art Teacher Mrs Christine McErlean from St Mary's College in Magherafelt.
Finalists from the RiverRIdge Recycling Make Art Not Waste competition in the Mediterranean Biome in the Eden Project in Cornwall. They enjoyed a visit to Eden after winning the regional final. Pictured here are (LtoR) Mrs Mairead Green, Art Teacher at St Patrick's College in Dungiven, Kristian Hoy from Loreto College in Coleraine, Hannah Black from Slemish College in Ballymena, Oran Duffy from St Patrick's and St Brigid's College in Dungiven, Hannah Neely from St Mary's College in Magherafelt, Michaela McCloskey from St Patrick's College in Dungiven, Hannah Neely from St Mary's College, Magherafelt Emma McKernan from Cross and Passion College, Ballycastle with Art Teacher Mrs Christine McErlean from St Mary's College in Magherafelt.
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A Claudy student who made a unique poeiece of art depicting the face of DJ Chris Evans has just visited the Eden Project in Cornwall.

Oran Duffy om St Patrick’s and St Brigid’s from Claudy and Michaela McCloskey from St Patrick’s College in Dungiven went as finalists of the RiverRidge Recycling Make Art Not Waste school competition.

Oran said: “Going to the Eden Project really was the icing on the cake. I never thought that when I made my piece of art, ‘Chris Evans’ for this competition I’d be going to Cornwall.”

Michaela added, “It was a long day but it was just fantastic to see the Rainforest, Mediterranean and outdoor biomes.

“They were truly amazing and I enjoyed looking at the different plants from around the world - it was like a trip around the globe.”

Mrs Mairead Green, Art Teacher from St Patrick’s College in Dungiven, who went on the visit said: went “This was a wonderful experience for all of us. The group really gelled and we all had a super time.”

The RiverRidge Recycling ‘Make Art Not Waste’ School competition allows students from years eight to ten across the seven council areas to think creatively about waste, craft a piece of artwork, and, in doing so, think about what really needs to be going into household black bins and that waste really can be a resource!

Brett Ross, Managing Director of RiverRidge Recycling, said: “I’m now looking forward to the RiverRidge Recycling Make Art Not Waste school competition for 2012/2013 and I’m eager to find out what the students will make this year.

“This year’s theme is how waste can be a resource.”