Catherine Torrens had the honour of showcasing her creativity and imagination in the historic surroundings of Parliament Buildings, Stormont on Wednesday. Catherine’s winning artwork, along with six other unique pieces of recycled art were on display. These pieces are the result of months of hard work by pupils to highlight how valuable a resource waste is and to compete in the RiverRidge Recycling Make Art Not Waste competition. The final of the competition, which took place in the Long Gallery in Parliament Buildings on Wednesday 19th June, saw Catherine from Dalriada School claim the top prize of an iPad for her art entitled ‘Tea Party’, she had already recieved £70 for herself and £500 for the school from a previous round of the competition. Pictured with Catherine is Brett Ross, Managing Director of RiverRidge Recycling, sponsor of the Make Art Not Waste competition which is designed to highlight the importance of recycling and ensure that future generations understand the value of waste as a resource.
Dalriada School wins ‘Make Art Not Waste’ local Ballymoney Borough Council competition
Dalriada School has won the second annual RiverRidge Recycling ‘Make Art Not Waste’ competition in the Ballymoney Borough council area which took place this week.
Dalriada pupil Catherine Torrens created the winning piece of art, Tea Party, from glass, plastic sponge, card and wood and was selected by the panel of judges as the most inspiring piece of work to be created from recycled objects. Sam Dowey was runner up with his piece, Getting older.
Catherine, said, “The purpose of my art work was to explain that waste can be a resource. I have taken some rubbish that may have one day been put in landfill and made it into something beautiful. I also wanted to get across a message. Waste will soon start affecting our everyday lives. Everything from work to tea parties. Unless we start to recycle and stop waste we will have a poorer quality of life. When you drink tea with your friends you are in a sort of community and we must stand up as a community and say that waste is a resource.”