Posted by SchoolDays Newshound on 28/02/2013. Tags: Secondary School News
A pupil from Dublin has won a prestigious newspaper prize after his journalistic skills impressed the competition's judges.
Fiachra O'Braonain, who is a transition year student at Colaiste Cois Life
in Lucan, was handed the top award in the National Newspapers of Ireland (NNI) Press Pass contest , which is aimed at encouraging reading among post-primary school children, the Irish Times reports.
It is also hoped that the competition will promote critical thinking and improve literacy among participants - and Fiachra's work was singled out for praise by the judging panel because it exemplified good journalism.
A total of 16 category winners have been announced and Matt Dempsey, chairman of the NNI and editor of the Irish Farmers Journal, explained the scheme enables young people to debate issues currently in the news.
Mr Dempsey said: "Newspapers get young people reading and the NNI Press Pass will help us to foster a strong relationship with the next generation of readers."
Written by Donal Walsh