MLA hails Dungannon schools for joint art exhibition

Jessica Mackle a student at St Patrick's Academy Dungannon proudly displays her fantastic art piece during Tuesday night's opening night of the "Young Artists Exhibition" between St Patrick's Academy Dungannon and the Royal School Dungannon held at the Linen Green.INTT1016-321
Jessica Mackle a student at St Patrick's Academy Dungannon proudly displays her fantastic art piece during Tuesday night's opening night of the "Young Artists Exhibition" between St Patrick's Academy Dungannon and the Royal School Dungannon held at the Linen Green.INTT1016-321

Ulster Unionist MLA Alastair Patterson has welcomed the news that art and design students from St Patrick’s Academy and the Royal School Dungannon have come together to put on a joint art exhibition for the fourth year in a row.

Mr Patterson said the exhibition was helping to build strong partnerships and praised the work of pupils and teachers at the schools.

It is wonderful to see students from both schools achieving so much at their academic level

Ulster Unionist MLA Alastair Patterson

“It is wonderful to see students from both schools achieving so much at their academic level,” he said.

“The exhibition comes about as a result of the Shared Education Signature Project which allows both schools to work and co-operate to build strong partnerships for the benefit of the students.

“The art on display is from both GCSE and A-Level students, which in my opinion is fantastic in showing the broad range of talent across all academic levels within our schools.

The MLA added: “I wish all students the very best and hope they achieve their maximum potential in the future. On that point, I would also like to pass on my thanks and well wishes to all of the teachers that strive each and every day to ensure our young people achieve their best.”