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Friday, 19th May 2017

Drogheda Grammar School in All-Ireland Final at Croker

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Drogheda Grammar School students, Isabel Salermo, Alexis Roi Pechon, Kaan Mese, Michelle Davies and Anita Adu who received their award for their project, Take Ten. Photo Chris Bellew / Fennells.

A team from Drogheda Grammar School was in action at Croke Park on Tuesday having reached the National Final of this year’s Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland’s (SEAI) One Good Idea National Final.

The team wass one of the 20 finalists to present their campaign to a panel of judges at the SEAI One Good Idea National Finals, which took place on Tuesday, 16 May, at Croke Park Conference Centre.

SEAI’s One Good Idea Competition, which is kindly supported by AIB, encourages students to create innovative and inspiring campaigns to highlight the small changes that can make a big difference to our lives, our pockets and our planet. This year, over 350 campaigns were developed by young people all over Ireland with 20 teams progressing to the national finals.

Speaking at the finals Mr Jim Gannon, Chief Executive of the SEAI, said: “What this programme shows is that we have some of the brightest and most creative minds in the country. 

“The campaigns were of an exceptional standard this year and demonstrated the creativity and determination of our country’s young people in contributing to a better, more sustainable future.  That is what One Good Idea is all about – empowering young people and encouraging small changes that collectively make a big difference.”

“I would like to pay tribute to the teachers who get their students involved in important campaigns like this one. Young people learn by example, so thank you for the great example you are setting our younger generations.” 

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