Carrickfergus Times: Carrick Academy teacher attends Buckingham Palace

A Carrick Academy art teacher was invited to Buckingham Palace in recognition of her contribution to the education of young people about World War I.

Mrs. S Long had entered pupils in an art competition organised by the ‘Never Such Innocence’ charity.

The charity was founded by Lady Lucy French to “ensure young people understand the complexities of war and the vital importance of the sacrifices our forces made 100 years ago”.

Approximately 150 children attending Carrickfergus Academy now in years nine, ten and 11 entered an art competition to commemorate the sacrifices made by the navy, army and air force during the First World War.