On the 8th of January, three students, Katie Molloy, Eimear Kirwin and Samantha Irwin from Moate CS got the fantastic opportunity to travel to Abu Dhabi to compete in the Junk Kouture World Final. This proved to be an unforgettable experience for the girls.


Firstly there was Abu Dhabi, a country with a very different culture from ours. A city in a desert, with amazing January sunshine which is only found in the Middle East.


Then there was the Etihad Arena. The girls had never seen a stadium of such size before and getting the chance to see their design ‘A Tale of Two Pods’ on the stage was truly surreal.


Finally, there was the opportunity for the girls to meet and become friends with creative teenagers from all around the world, Paris, London, Milan, Abu Dhabi and New York, who also took part in the competition.


This was such an incredible experience. All three girls would like to take the opportunity to thank the school, but especially to thank their art teacher Ms. Keogh for affording them such a wonderful opportunity.