Primary schools given the chance to design the 2013 Trócaire box

February 22, 2012

Primary schools given the chance to design the 2013 Trócaire box


For 39 years the Trócaire box has been as much a part of the Irish classroom as blackboards and asking permission to go ‘amach go dtí an leithreas’.

Now, to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Trócaire box in 2013, we are giving primary schools all over Ireland the chance to have their design on next year’s box.


Rhiana Cunningham (6),  Cian Murphy (6) and Emma Jane Mahony (6) from first class in Our Lady Queen of Apostles National School, Clondalkin with broadcaster Aoibhinn Ni Shuilleabhain  Photos: Mark Stedman/Photocall.

The Trócaire Box Competition is open to classes in all primary schools. The winning class will see their design on the 2013 Trócaire box, which will be distributed to one million homes, schools and churches.

Classes can submit an image, a slogan, a poem or a reflection up until the closing date of April 27th.

The competition was officially launched by broadcaster Aoibhinn Ni Shuilleabhain and pupils from first class in Our Lady Queen of Apostles National School in Clondalkin.

Aoibhinn, who will help judge the competition, was joined by Rhiana Cunningham (6), Taiki Yoshino Fennell (7), Cian Murphy (6) and Emma Jane Mahony (6) to encourage primary schools all over Ireland to submit entries to be in with a chance of being the face of Trócaire’s Lenten campaign in 2013.