Young Social Innovators Win Award at Regional Speak-out

Transition year students at the Young Social Innovators’ Competition. Front from left: Siobhán O’Donoghue, Katelyn Brennan, Hubert Turkiewicz and Gemma Burke. Back: Donnacha McSweeney, Kyle O’Connor as the Polar Bear and Julianne Murphy.

A Transition Year ‘Global Gang’ of students from Castleisland Community College won an award for their props at the regional ‘speak out’ which took place in Limerick.

The Global Gang

The Global Gang named themselves after the global crisis of Climate Change and they have undertaken an awareness campaign to highlight the problem associated with it.

Playing a Role

They have also shown how everyone can play a role in tackling this problem by recycling, by planting pollinator friendly plants and by purchasing FSC products such as paper, kitchen roll and cards.

Sustainable Forests

The train, located at the entrance to the car park in town, was made by the students using FSC wood which means that the wood has come from sustainable forests.

The students must now wait until after Easter too find out if they qualify for the national finals of the competition.

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