A team of over 30 Pres Bray students between 1stto 5thyear competed at this years’ Eco-Unesco Young Environmentalist of the Year Awards. The group secured their place in the finals of the prestigious competition through a challenging application process where they had to pitch their ideas in a “Dragon’s Den” style forum.

 

Having reached the finals which were held in the Mansion House, the students began the national leg of their project where they held impromptu educational interventions with their peers from all over Ireland. On beanbags, on the ground and on tables the students invited environmentally aware young people from all over the country to reimagine their school through the lens of the Sustainable Development Goals. The creation of these “plans” aimed to start others thinking about how they could reimagine their own school space in more sustainable ways.

 

Having pitched the work that they did in their own school throughout the year, the group received the award for “Most Innovative” project. The school is deeply proud of the students and their teachers Mr. McInerney, Mr. Hannon and Mr. Rooney along with Tony Daly from 80:20 Educating and Acting for a Better World would like to thank the team for their consistent efforts and energy throughout the year.

 

The team includes:

Sam Barron, Harry Black, Luca Pezillo O’Brien, Luke Cunningham, Kane Cullen, Josh Downes, Eoin McEvoy, Kai Griffiths, Eoin Haughey, Caelan Jackson, Sam Kearney, Conor Kelly, Lochlann Megannety, Gerard McKendry, Eoghann McCann, Sean McKenna, Alex Moore, Kevin Morley,

Adam Mulhall, Pearse O’Neill, Cillian Reid, Reece Ronan, Killian Taylor, Tadhg O’Toole, Daniel Walker, Joe Walker, Jack Walsh, Darragh Domican Boylan, Ben Collins, Jack Hogan, Ben Jones, Jack Lawlor, Eoin Mahony, Tom Mooney, Cian Butler Short and Michael Timmons