A PRESENTATION Tralee TY group have reached the last 50 teams in the SEAI ‘One Good Idea’ competition.
Ciara Boyd, Blaithnaid Cotter, Rebecca Duggan and Eimear Allard were extremely busy running their activity week recently and put the finishing touches to the final project submission this week.
Their project, ‘Locally Grown Is Better Known’, will focus on the topic of Reducing Food Miles which will be of interest and benefit to many.
The girls are highlighting how easy it is for everyone to grow some herbs and vegetables themselves – no matter how little space you have.
The girls carried out lots of activities last week including visits to Spa National school and Presentation Primary to do food tastings, activities on food miles, poster competitions and demonstrate seed planting with the students.
In Pres secondary school, post-its with key messages regarding food sources and seasonality were put onto all students lockers and displays of key facts were put up in each social area with the main one in the assembly area.
While the TY Sciences classes had done lots of bulb planting last September, the project group have also begun seed planting using portable mini-greenhouses and already radishes and chives are well germinated and being monitored carefully!
All of this was being done while monitoring the project’s social media pages etc. Hopefully all this hard work will be rewarded.