SkyCourt Shannon’s community campaigns continued this month with a Moo Masterpiece project involving six schools, fibreglass calves and a lot of creativity!

Following a restful summer break, SkyCourt invited all local primary schools to join their ‘Arts for Schools’ competition to design and decorate their very own school pet – a life-size baby calf.

With six local schools involved, each received a plain fibreglass calf and for two weeks set about planning, designing and decorating their own Moo Masterpiece.

With such an exciting and unusual activity, schools had either a single class, multiple or the whole school taking part to create their calf with unique character.

During the design, schools looked at their own identity and surrounding environments for inspiration. Whilst one took the opportunity to celebrate its 50th anniversary, others highlighted the localisation of Shannon Airport or activities at their school.  Cross-curricular activities even saw the calves being used for history, geography and English lessons!

With the calves finished and delivered to SkyCourt, they are now on display for all shoppers and visitors to enjoy.  This project brought a fantastic level of excitement working with the local schools on a unique masterpiece and showcasing the artistic talents of the local children.

Additionally, the on-mall display has added amazing fun and atmosphere to the centre, which shoppers have commented on during recent weeks.

Being perfectly placed in the heart of the Shannon community, SkyCourt is delighted to showcase the talents of the local schools, allowing these ‘Moo Masterpieces’ to be proudly displayed as a celebration of the creativity ingrained in the culture of the region.  As part of the project, one lucky school will receive a generous €500 gift voucher for their art department.

The competition encourages shoppers to come to the mall, take a photo of their favourite masterpiece and post it to the centre’s Facebook page. The school with the most votes will receive the fantastic prize from SkyCourt.

SkyCourt is delighted with the involvement of the following schools: Stonehall NS, Gaelscoil Donncha Rua, Scoil Na Maighdine Mhuire, St. John’s NS, St Tola’s NS and St Conaire’s NS