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Limerick’s primary school students to design limited-edition ‘Crescent 50th‘ tote bag

The Crescent Shopping Centre in Limerick, which celebrates its 50th anniversary this year, is keen to play its part in reducing the use of single use plastic bags in the Centre.

As part of this drive, the Centre has launched a Primary Schools Art Competition, which will see Limerick’s primary school students designing a limited-edition ‘Crescent 50th’ tote bag to mark the Centre’s special anniversary year.

The competition, which is being launched as part of the Crescent 50 Series (1973 – 2023), will involve pupils from 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th class creating a design that depicts 50 years of Crescent Shopping Centre. The design theme will be at the discretion of the children, with the schools themselves selecting each class’s entry to the competition.

The top three winning schools will have their very own bag printed and will also each receive a €5,000 bursary towards school training facilities and sports equipment.

The overall winning school will also get an exclusive training session with Limerick hurling legend Declan Hannon.

The winning designs will be selected by a panel of judges, including Limerick GAA legend Declan Hannon, Today FM’s Louise Cantillon and fashion icon Celia Holman Lee.

All prizes will be presented to school representatives at the Crescent Shopping Centre by a member of the Judging Panel in November.

Announcing the Primary Schools Art Competition, Centre Manager John Davitt said: “With the impact of climate change so evident now, and young people more interested in the future of our planet, we felt it would be good to involve them in designing our new sustainable shopping tote bag. We look forward to seeing them unleash their creativity and expect to receive an array of bright, energetic designs, which will challenge our judging panel to choose a winner. I’m sure all our judges will relish that challenge.”

Eimear Dwan, Marketing Manager said: “It is great to be able to support the local primary schools through this initiative and very exciting for all those taking part. We look forward to seeing the beautiful designs and wish all participants the very best of luck!”


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