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Millie puts the gloss on at the annual Recycled Christmas Decoration Competition

Date 
Friday, December 9, 2016
Location 
dlr County
Intro Text 

Twinkle, twinkle little star, how I wonder what you were!

Sitting on my Christmas tree, what was it you used to be?

Millie Downes of St. Brigid’s Girls National School, Cabinteely was crowned the Recycled Christmas Decoration Champion at the 14th Annual Award Ceremony.

Millie was one of 34 School Champions in attendance at County Hall hoping to be crowned the Overall Champion, but it was Millie’s paintbrush design which impressed the judges the most and helped put the final gloss on a wonderful ceremony!

Presenting the trophy was An Cathaoirleach Cllr. Cormac Devlin who commented “Every year the Council’s Christmas tree is decorated with the most amazing decorations all made by local children using great artistic flair and imagination and this year is no exception. I congratulate them all”.

Dean Eaton, Acting Environmental Awareness Officer said “All the children who entered this competition know that the best decoration on their Christmas tree is the one they made themselves. By upcycling everyday household items these children have shown that it’s possible to make your own decorations for little or no cost using everyday items that no longer have a use in our homes”. 

"This is the 14th year we have organised the Recycled Christmas Decoration Competition, and each year we are amazed at the quality and ingenuity of the decorations. The children of Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown are so creative and imaginative and that is highlighted in their brilliant decorations."

Singers from Dún Laoghaire Evangelical Church were on hand to lead the children in singing a couple of carols before delivering a Christmas message. 

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