Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 29/04/2016. Tags: Teachers
Students from twenty schools all over Ireland have made it to the National Final of the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland’s (SEAI) One Good Idea competition after running creative energy awareness campaigns in their schools and local communities.
The One Good Idea competition, sponsored by AIB, encourages students in both primary and post primary schools to inspire and educate people to make small lifestyle changes to use energy more efficiently and help tackle climate change.
The aim of the competition is to increase students’ understanding of energy efficiency and climate change by encouraging them to take individual and collective responsibility for tackling these important issues. Students use creative approaches to promote energy awareness and this year examples of the successful finalist projects include an energy quiz app which calculates your carbon footprint with an aim to make your home more energy efficient, as well as a clothing swap shop to promote greener fashion.
The successful finalists will attend a National Final event in Dublin on 11th May where they will present their project to a panel of judges. The lucky winners will get great prizes, including tablets and vouchers, as well as cash prizes for their school. In addition, the top four teams will have their project developed into a national poster campaign with the support of design and communications professionals.
For more details on the finalists or information on the One Good Idea project log onto www.seai.ie/onegoodidea
The Top Twenty One Good Idea FinalistsPrimary
Name: Scoil San Phroinsias, Co. GalwayTeam: Watersaving SpecialistsTopic: Saving Water Saves EnergyName: SN Tulach Uí Chadhain, Co. GalwayTeam: Watersaving SpecialistsTopic: Saving Water Saves EnergyName: Scoil San Phroinsias, Co. GalwayTeam: Girls Going GreenTopic: Greener FashionName: St. Patricks N.S., Co. LimerickTeam: The SuperheatersTopic: Saving Energy at HomeName: Rahara N.S., Co. RoscommonTeam: CarbondosTopic: Climate ChangeName: Ardfert Central N.S., Co. KerryTeam: Gardaí Fuinnimh - Energy GuardsTopic: Saving Energy at SchoolName: St. Clare's Harold's Cross, Dublin 6wTeam: Food Mile BustersTopic: Reduce your Food MilesPost Primary: JuniorName: St. Leo's College, Co. CarlowTeam: Planet PalsTopic: All topicsName: Rosemont School, Dublin 18Team: Recycle Your StyleTopic: Greener FashionName: St. Joseph's Secondary School, Co. DublinTeam: St. Joseph's Greener TravelTopic: Greener TravelName: Abbey Community College, Co. RoscommonTeam: The Enviro-MentalersTopic: Saving Energy at SchoolName: Fingal Community College, Co. DublinTeam: UnplugITTopic:Saving Energy at HomeName: Gort Community School, Co. GalwayTeam: Slow the FlowTopic: Water ConservationName: Scoil Phobail Sliabh Luachra, Co. KerryTeam: S.E.N. (Saving Energy Now)Topic: Reduce Food Miles & Carbon FootprintPost Primary: SeniorName: St. Mogue's College, Co. CavanTeam: Shower LiteTopic: Saving Water Saves EnergyName: Athlone Community College, Co. WestmeathTeam: For Peats Sake?Topic: Climate ChangeName: CastleIsland Community College, Co. KerryTeam: Planet SaversTopic: Planting TreesName: Errigal College, Co. DonegalTeam: WattzapTopic: Saving Energy at HomeName: Mercy Secondary School Inchicore, Dublin 8Team: Planet ATopic:Greener TravelName: Castleblayney College, Co. MonaghanTeam: Back in the DayTopic: Live like your GrandparentsName: St. Joseph's College, Co. DublinTeam: Back to BikesTopic: Greener Travel