Childline Paper Plane Colouring Competition Launched

25 Feb 2016


Ryanair, Ireland’s No 1 airline, today (25 Feb) launched a nationwide paper plane colouring competition inviting all primary school pupils in Ireland to help raise funds for its chosen Irish charity partner, ISPCC Childline.

Open to all primary schools across Ireland, pupils are being asked to design their own Ryanair paper plane, pay €2 to Childline to enter the competition, and have the chance to win;

  • €5,000 for the winning school
  • €500 worth of Ryanair flights for the winning pupil
  • A large replica model Ryanair plane complete with the winning design for their school

Legendary children’s tv presenter, Dustin the Turkey, will be amongst the judges for the competition, with the winning pupil and school to be announced in May. Entry forms are available now on the Childline website www.ispcc.ie/files/RyanairCompetition/ and entry closes on Friday, 29th April.

Dustin the Turkey said:

“I’m delighted to help launch the ISPCC Ryanair Paper Plane Colouring Competition today and I encourage all primary schools to take part. Who doesn’t like making paper planes? It’s great fun. Go on ya good thing! Sign up and help raise vital funds for Childline!”

Ryanair’s Head of Communications, Robin Kiely said:

“We are pleased to partner with ISPCC Childline to support the invaluable work they do each year, and our paper plane colouring competition offers the perfect opportunity for school children across Ireland to help contribute directly to Childline. We’re looking for the most colourful and creative designs, where one lucky pupil will see their creation brought to a life on a giant replica Ryanair model plane, as well as winning €500 worth of flight vouchers, and €5,000 in prize money for their school. Entry costs just €2 and every penny raised will go directly to Childline.”

ISPCC’s Director of Fundraising, Gill Waters said:

“We are delighted to announce the launch of the ISPCC Childline Ryanair Paper Plane Competition. This is a unique opportunity for primary schools to be creative and have some fun, while also raising vital funds for ISPCC Childline and being in with a chance to win an incredible prize. This is the first of a number of campaigns that we will be working on with Ryanair throughout the year and we are very excited to kick it off with this competition. We would encourage as many schools as possible to take part and raise funds for the only 24 hour service available for children in Ireland.”