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Win a primary school trip to London by designing the future

Launching the Aer Lingus Art For Schools' Competition is John Little from St Michael’s Primary School, Belfast with Andrea Hunter from Aer Lingus

PRIMARY schools are being offered the chance to win a once in a lifetime day trip to London for an entire class.

The Aer Lingus Art for Schools' Competition, in partnership with The Irish News and Q Radio, is challenging pupils in Primaries 4 to 7 to draw what they think the world will look like in 2028.

The judges are looking for bold imagination and eye-catching designs that jump off the page.

The winning class will fly from George Best Belfast City Airport to London Heathrow and spend the day at the Science Museum, where they will take a virtual reality space descent with astronaut Tim Peakes and visit Tomorrow's World.

A runner-up prize will also see a class taken on a day trip to the Armagh Planetarium to learn about the solar system and space exploration.

Andrea Hunter, business development manager of Aer Lingus, said: "We are absolutely thrilled to be partnering for the second year with The Irish News and Q Radio to celebrate the 10th anniversary of our Art for Schools’ Competition.


"For the last decade we have been privileged to fly hundreds of school children and their teachers to London to experience the sights and sounds of the city.

"Our arts competition allows kids to leave school behind for a day and experience with their friends some of the most amazing cities in the world. They will carry those wonderful memories of discovery with them for the rest of their lives.


"This year we would like to see what inventions our school children think will dominate their world in the next 10 years, how technology will have evolved and what this means for them in everyday life.


"Dream big and let your imaginations fly."

Irish News marketing manager John Brolly added: "This is a fantastic opportunity for us to link up with Aer Lingus to allow children to really express themselves by creating what they think the world is going to look like in 2028.

"The challenge is to 'design the future' and we look forward to seeing the many works of art that will be submitted."


The deadline for entries is December 8.

To enter the competition send your drawing to Aer Lingus Competition, The Irish News, 113-117 Donegall Street, Belfast BT1 2GE or email a scanned version to art@irishnews.com


For more information visit www.irishnews.com/schoolart.

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