Ardfert Pupils Help Launch National ‘One Good Idea’ Competition

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Launch of the One Good Idea. Pictured is Craoi Horgan, Adam McDonagh, Sarah Bodenham and Tiernan O'Sullivan from Ardferet Central National School, Co Kerry. Photo Chris Bellew / Copyright Fennell Photography 2015

At the launch of the ‘One Good Idea’ competition were Ardfert Central NS pupils Craoi Horgan, Adam McDonagh, Sarah Bodenham and Tiernan O’Sullivan. Photo Chris Bellew / Copyright Fennell Photography 2015

KERRY primary school puils are being asked to submit ‘One Good Idea’ to combat climate change in a competition which could win their school a cash prize.

The ‘One Good Idea’ competition, was launched last week and Ardfert pupils were on hand to help give it some publicity.

They were one of the 2015 winners who designed a poster which will be displayed on bus shelters and Luas stops.

See them in the promo video below…

Run by the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) and sponsored by AIB, it encourages pupils to run energy awareness campaigns to change behaviour and improve energy efficiency in their homes, schools and communities.

Since it first launched in 2008, over 5,000 students have created energy saving campaigns which targeted almost 100,000 children, teenagers and adults throughout the country. Students are encouraged to research and plan their energy saving campaign; run the campaign in their home, school or community; then create a pitch video of their campaign; and if successful they will be chosen to take part in the national final which takes place in 2016.

Currently, a national public awareness campaign is being run using last year’s winners’ posters which are on display in AIB branches and billboards around the country.

The continued support from AIB will see each of the shortlisted teams receiving a cash prize to help their schools continue their commitment to reducing their energy use and combating climate change.

For more information on the One Good Idea project log onto email or call 01 5224830.

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