AN POST AWARD

Dundalk primary student wins An Post creative writing award

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Dundalk primary student wins An Post creative writing award

An Post’s CEO David McRedmond, Umbreen Fatima with baby Sharbbar, Ali Naqvi, Menahal Fatima Naqui, INTO President Feargal Brougham and Lucy Larkin (teacher)

An Post and the Irish National Teachers’ Organisation (INTO) presented national awards to winners of 2019 Scéal Eile creative writing competition, including one primary school winner from Castletown.


The challenge for schools around the country is rooted in primary and secondary children’s love of books and is part of the An Post Education Awards. This year’s competition asked students to twist the tale of their favourite book, as a fun way to promote literacy and learning for Irish students.

An Post’s Sadie Callan, Postmistress at Castletown Road Post Office congratulated Menahal Fatima Naqui and her family and said it was a "huge achievement for Menahal Fatima Naqui, her school, Castletown Girls School and her family." 

Ms Callan said: "With over 30,000 children taking part in the Scéal Eile competition it is a huge achievement for Menahal Fatima Naqui, her school, Castletown Girls School and her family.  An Post is running this schools’ competition for over 35 years and children from every community in Ireland take part.  Menahal has done Castletown and Louth very proud and we congratulate Menahal’s great success."