Plane sailing for Conan in competition

St Patrick's Primary School P3 pupil Conan Graffin who was prizewinner at the recent Culture Tech paper aeroplane throwing competition at The Venue, winning a prize of a flight for himself and three friends with Bombardier. Included are principal Eamon Devlin and Conan's mum Catrina. (DER4313PG215)
St Patrick's Primary School P3 pupil Conan Graffin who was prizewinner at the recent Culture Tech paper aeroplane throwing competition at The Venue, winning a prize of a flight for himself and three friends with Bombardier. Included are principal Eamon Devlin and Conan's mum Catrina. (DER4313PG215)

A Derry schoolboy was left stunned after winning a competition he didn’t even realise he’d entered.

When Conan Graffin from St Patrick’s PS, Pennyburn, and his dad went for a walk over to Ebrington Square to see the Culture Tech stalls little did he know what was about to unfold.

As they dandered along, they saw some people making paper planes and throwing them.

Conan asked his dad if they could have a go, so off they went and made a paper plane each.

As they watched other people throwing their planes, Conan and his dad thought that they may as well throw their planes too.

After watching their paper planes sail across the Square, they were about to walk away when a very official looking gentleman approached them to congratulate them on winning the competition.

Conan and his dad looked at each other with complete surprise as they didn’t know that they had even entered a competition.

The man told them that Conan’s dad had thrown his plane 22 metres which was by far the furthest of all the contestants.

He went on to explain that Conan’s prize would be to go to George Best airport on Wednesday, October 23 where himself, his dad and two friends would be taken on a flight sponsored by Bombardier, all around the North Antrim coast after which they would spend the afternoon in W5.

Conan again looked at his dad in complete bewilderment. On the way home, Conan had a permanent grin on his face as he couldn’t believe his luck.