Three events in one! The Community Centre was buzzing with children and adults. Creativity found its outlet in three different ways!
Scroll to the bottom of this page to see lots of Lego, Minecraft & Cookery pictures – thank you to Skerries Camera Club for sending out photographers!
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The Lego Competition & Exhibition & Build-Off
For years, the Lego Day has been a favourite of the Soundwaves Festival. Dozens of children took part once again in the Lego workshops, and even more took the time and effort to build something at home and then display it at the Lego competition.
Niamh, the organiser, says: “It was extremely well attended this year with lots of fantastic entries from a wide range of kids. The Lego Build Off was launched and it was a complete success not enough hours in the day for all the entrants (Thanks Nunce) and thank you Aisling for all your hard work.”
The Build-Off was particularly good fun, and the organisers are seriously considering letting grown-ups play next year, too! Who says kids should have all the fun… Scroll to the bottom of this page for more pictures.
The Minecraft Competition & Exhibition & Build-Off
After a week online (and a party in real life to start it all), the Skerries Minecrafters met up again as part of the Lego Minecraft & Cookery Competitions and Exhibitions. The Skerries Soundwaves Minecraft Project is organised by Mat May, Ciarán McKenna and Sabine McKenna (cccSkerries). This was the third year that the Minecrafters had a corner during what used to be the Lego Day, and their corner seems to be growing each year! Not only was there prize giving, an exhibition of many of the creations made online (impossible to display all), and a build-off, but also pixel-art-inspired hands-on crafting on the day.
The Cookery Competition
The new kid on the block, and hugely successful in its first year! Organised by Orla Owens of The Cookie Club, with fellow judges Deirdre Fahy (Olive) and Sandi McIlroy (cake designer), it brought out the sweet and / or savoury side of the Skerries youth.
Orla writes: “wow!,…… was the most common word heard as people arrived up to the table to view the spectacular exhibit of culinary cuisine. Talented, proud students arrived with cling film clad cakes…. lunch boxes filled with treasured delights, presentation, artistic merit, and the most important criteria – taste, were exceptional. Lots of prizes were awarded to 15 categories. Bravo everyone, thank you for a wonderful day of tasting.”
Overall winners were Eliza Monoghan (primary school student ) and Shane Morgan (secondary school student).
All the pictures
The Lego Pictures
Click on one of the pictures to open the relevant gallery. Enjoy!