Castleisland Community College student Micheál O’Shea was a national winner at the Young Social Innovators Open Call competition.
The competition, which had over 300 entries, looked for young people’s ideas about how to overcome the problems that we are facing during the Covid 19 pandemic.
Educational Board Game
The Ballymacelligott teenager designed a board game based on climate change with an educational slant.
The aim of the game, called Climate Conquest, is to educate people on the small changes they can do to help combat climate change.
They learn how to adapt their daily routine to reduce their carbon footprint and thus benefit the environment.
Micheál was interviewed online in the final by a panel of judges.
The judges feedback included: “Micheál has taken an idea and turned it into a reality, reaching out for help and advice along the way. This idea is nearly ready for market.”
Research Is Great
“Gamification is proven to increase engagement from people, having done your research is great.
“I was blown away by how much work and thought you put into your idea.
“Huge congrats and keep working towards the end goal, the future is very bright for you.
“Micheál’s board game will be used as a teaching device in Civic,Social & Political Education and geography classes.
“Students will learn about solutions to climate change in a fun and engaging way.”