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Get your school involved

We think it’s important to empower young people by educating them on global issues and showing them that they have the power to impact change.

Together with Irish teachers and in line with the national curriculum, we have compiled an array of resources and activities for your classroom.

Take a look around and see how you can use the resources provided to get your students thinking about the world outside of where they live and how they as individuals can make a difference.

They will also have the chance to win some great prizes and publicity for your school by entering our Junior Painter awards this November.

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Your lesson plan

Download your lesson plan and photo pack resource. You can also project the map below onto your whiteboard. Get lesson plan


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About Junior Painter

About Junior Painter

Get your primary school students painting and they could win some great prizes for your school. Find out more

How to enter

How to enter

Find out how your students can enter the competition. The closing date for this year’s entries is Friday 16 January 2015. Find out how

Prizes and judges

Prizes and judges

There are lots of great prizes for schools to snap up as well as an exciting judging panel to dish them out! See what your school can win



Check out some snaps of our past winners, judges and winning entries – it might give you some inspiration! Browse the gallery

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Three school girls display paintings

Junior Painter 2015 has launched!

01 December 2014

Our annual art competition Junior Painter has launched! Find out how your child or students can take part and win some great prizes for their school. Continue reading

Three teenagers holding framed pictures.

Snap a Sight photo competition

21 March 2014

The votes are in and the winners of Sightsavers’ Snap a Sight photo competition have been awarded. What sight would you miss the most if you lost your vision? Continue reading

Three female students holding their award-winning framed paintings.

The Junior Painter Awards 2013/2014

24 March 2014

After receiving more than 5,000 entries for its Junior Painter Awards 2013/2014, Sightsavers has awarded the three national winners. Continue reading

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