Toys made by children donated to Barnardos to provide hours of fun and enjoyment for other boys and girls.
Over nine hundred wooden toys, entries in the first ever Ronseal Toy Maker Exhibition, go on display at Grafton Street in Dublin. The competition was run with the cooperation of the Departments of Education in both Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland and attracted nearly a thousand entries from school children.
The overall winner was thirteen year old Kieran Furlong from Kilmore Quay in County Wexford who made a wooden truck which carries a hopper and crane. The runner-up in the competition was Joseph McMahon from Irvinestown in County Fermanagh who made a toy box containing circus animals.
The three judges of the competition were the exhibition manager of Kilkenny Design and two inspectors from the Departments of Education in Dublin and Belfast.
All the wooden toys are being donated by their makers to Barnardos children's charity.
An RTÉ News report broadcast on 11 December 1983. The reporter is Charlie Bird.