Entries of very high standard
THE Schools Environmental Art Competition results were revealed at a special presentation ceremony in the county buildings after the judges had to cast their eye over more entrants than any pervious year.
Wicklow Cathaoirleach, Derek Mitchell praised everyone for their involvement and voiced his satisfaction that most of the entrants concentrated on the Council’s two main problems, that of litter and pollution.
While praising Wicklow’s standing in the Green Schools Programme, with over 90 per cent of schools participating, he still offered a plea to schools not already involved.
‘I would like to take this opportunity to appeal to the 10 per cent of schools in the county who have not as yet joined the programme to contact our environ- mental awareness officer Moira Byrne who will make herself and her staff available to help and encourage any school to enter the programme.’
County Manager Eddie Sheehy also briefly spoke, focusing most of his attention on a new programme called Green Homes.
‘In Wicklow seven schools, each of which have already been awarded four green flags are joining the Green Home Programme.
Schools that complete the new programme will have their green flags renewed after two years, as well as gaining the new green home flag.
‘Householders, possibly with a bit of ‘pester power’ from younger members of the family will be encouraged to register for the programme online at greenhomes.ie’ The winners of the design a logo competition were: Robbie Jackson, Kiltegan National School; Ethan Langrell, Kiltegan National School; Shaina Sutton, Powerscourt National School; Naomi O’Neill, Scoil Muire Realt na Mara, Brittas Bay; Leo Micklem, Powerscourt and Lilly Peachey, Powerscourt National School.
Environmental art winners: Daniel Van Alphen, Lacken National School; John Kelly, St. Anthony’s BNS; Mallaidh Behan, Lacken National School; Conor O’Toole, St. Anthony’s BNS; Chloe Olohan Hanlon, Our Lady’s National School, Rathdrum; Emma Birro, Scoil Chaoimhin Naofa, Glendalough; Amy Byrne, Scoil Chaoimhin Naofa, Glendalough; Zoe Lematy, Dominican College and Emer Maguire, Dominican College.
John Hogan from Greenstar at the Schools Environmental Art Competition held at WCC Buildings with all the winning entrants.
Zoe Lematy from the Dominican College receives her prize from John Hogan of Greenstar.
Nao Mutai from the Dominican College.
Indea Reynolds-Kennedy and Lisa Whelan.
Emma, Jack Coleman, Alex Sherlock and Kate Walker from St Brigid’s National School in Greystones.
Rebecca Boyce from the Dominican College is presented with her prize by John Hogan from Greenstar.
Claire Sandford with her prize drawing.
A proud Robbie Jackson is presented with his prize by Derek Mitchell.
Claire Delaney from the Dominican College.