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Scoil Chonglais Win Top Eco-Unesco Young Environmentalist Award
May 17, 2015
Congratulations to the Scoil Chonglais Young Environmentalists Team on their great success at the recent ECO-UNESCO Awards Ceremony in the Mansion House. The team were presented with the ECO-UNESCO Young Environmentalists Senior Biodiversity Award as well as the Overall Senior Award. The team adds these awards to their recent successes at SciFest, where they won the Newstalk Best Communicator Award and their Junior Certificate Revision Tool won them the Intel Technology Award.
Scoil Chonglais Bird & Bug Hoteliers Become 2015’s National Young Environmentalists.
By Kate Dowling
In a recent article, we saw 5th and Transition year students, Jane Keogh, Gwen Jackson, Merlin F. James, William Byrne, Sumer Alers, Róisín Connolly, Ciara Hanly, Rebecca Lawlor, Amy Jackson and Hannah Kehoe at the Eco-Unesco Greenhouse in Dublin, hopeful to have gotten through their Eco-Den heat. Shortly after, they discovered they had made it through to the All-Ireland National Finals in the Mansion House on the 13th of May! The day had come and the enthusiastic students were well prepared for exhibiting their project on a way to improve biodiversity in their local community garden by making a bug hotel. They clearly impressed the judges, as after lunch at the award ceremony they won the biodiversity category of the competition. Some members of the team thought this was the end, they were very content with having gotten that far and having won their category. What happened next, surprised the team and their mentor, Mrs. Dorothy Fox, when they were awarded with the title of Senior Young Environmentalists 2015! This is recognised as a huge achievement in Irish Science. Staff and students at Scoil Chonglais hold extreme pride for this winning team.