Eanna makes splash at National Water Awards ceremony 

Pictured are Cathy Baxter of An Taisce, Eanna Loughnane, a pupil of Newtown National School, Ballinasloe, Co Roscommon, and Geoffrey Bourke, Uisce Éireann.

The artistic Eanna Loughnane, Newtown National School National, Ballinasloe, Co Roscommon, was among the inspirational prize-winners at the annual An Taisce Green Schools Water Awards. Eanna was the regional winner of the poster competition at the Dublin ceremony.

Uisce Éireann’s Geoffrey Bourke, who presented the awards alongside An Taisce’s Cathy Baxer, was in awe of the students’ creativity and imagination.

He said: “Those of us lucky enough to be in attendance could not help but be inspired by the children’s stories of how they worked together to protect the valuable water resource and how they inspired their communities to use less water. They are a great example to us all”.

The annual event marks the eleventh year of Uisce Éireann’s sponsorship of An Taisce’s Green-Schools programme which supports schools working to gain a Green Flag under the water theme.

Throughout the current academic year, An Taisce has been engaging directly with 519 schools on the Water Flag, working with 142,820 students and 12,857 teachers across the country.