Frank Carson’s Daughter Majella visits to view ‘Carson’ Bursary Art Work

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We were delighted to welcome Majella Carson, daughter of the late Frank Carson who visited the College with her son Declan to view some of the Carson Bursary work on display in the College.  Mrs McKeown , Head of Art and her students were delighted to have a special guest in the room and were especially pleased when Majella offered to present a number of pupils with their certificates for progress. 

The Carson Awards are an exciting opportunity for young people to express themselves creatively under the theme ‘What Integration Means to Me’.  They awards are the legacy of the late Frank Carson and provide an opportunity for students to express their creativity reflecting a variety of mediums for example artwork, photography, collage, music, dance, stories, poems, sculpture, short films, comedy sketches, drama.

New-Bridge student GARETH MURPHY  is the latest student to be awarded the Carson Bursary for Integrated Education.

Gareth will be presented with £1000.00 to complete his project entitled HARMONIDENTITY.  Gareth’s application focuses on his transition from a state school to integrated education and how much of an impact this has had on his identity.  He proposes to create a large scale ceramic sculpture for the school grounds which will comment on experiences of our new Year 8 intake, Year 13s new to the school and new staff this year.  Gareth is part of the 6th form Welcoming Committee and has been researching evidence of positive attitudes and dispositions in our school.  The collaged finger print will be a significant motif in exploring this theme.

Congratulations Gareth, Winner of Carson Bursary Award for Art