Local students make splash in Green Schools Poster Competition!

There was local success at the annual Green School Water Awards, hosted by An Taisce and Uisce Éireann recently as two students earned top marks in the national poster competition.

Junior Infants pupil Cian Loughnane of Newtown National School in Ballinasloe and Elysia O’Leary, a sixth class student in Ballyfeeney National School, Scramogue took home the top awards in the Junior Primary and Senior Primary categories respectively.

Over the past school year, over 12,800 students in 432 schools all over Ireland have participated in the Green-Schools water theme sponsored by Uisce Éireann.

The water theme looks at developing awareness around water conservation and how to effectively manage this precious resource in our schools and at home.

Eight regional winners were chosen to attend an award ceremony in Dublin where they were recognised for their exceptional commitment to delivering water conservation measures, awareness raising and sustainability actions.

Kinsale Community College in Cork was named the Secondary Water School of the Year, while Scoil Fhionain/Kifinane in Limerick, were the winners in the Primary category.

Speaking at the awards, Geoffrey Bourke of Uisce Éireann said: “It is truly inspiring to see how the schools taking part in the Green-Schools water theme are setting an example for how we should all value our precious water resources and have proved just how much water can be saved. Congratulations to all the winners and everyone who has taken part in this excellent programme”.