Councillor Evelyn Nevin has commended the winners of the INTEL Ideation Camp, RASPHAL, and has congratulated them on their fantastic showing in the Ideation Camp All-Ireland final on Saturday last.
The Lowry team Councillor has also urged Thurles Town Council to give serious consideration to their winning idea of incorporating a Wi-Fi garden into the new town park.
Councillor Nevin stated: “I was privileged to be asked to act as a judge at the Ideation camp in Thurles and was quite simply blown away with the quality of entries and the ideas, innovation and suggestions put forward by all teams. This event, organised by the Lions Club, demonstrates that there is a huge amount that can be learned from our teenagers. All of the entries were to a very high calibre and all teams put forward interesting new ideas and showed fantastic professionalism and skill in explaining their concepts. This achievement was made all the more impressive by the fact that these young people did not know each other before this camp and were randomly allocated to new groups. I would like to commend all of the entrants, and the Lions Club for organising such a worthwhile community project.”
“In particular I would like to commend and congratulate all members of the winning team, RASPHAL, Sinead O’Quigley, Aileen Butler, Padraig Kirwan, Livia Meyer, Hannah Ralph, Amy Lyons and Rachel Byrne. Their idea of creating a Wi-Fi garden in the town park was unique, interesting and modern and would be a fantastic amenity and attraction for the town of the Thurles. It would provide a safe meeting point for all members of our community. This team travelled to Leixlip on Saturday last to compete in the Ideation Camp All Ireland Final and their presentation was incredibly well received. The team received hugely positive feedback and I would like to congratulate them for representing Thurles and the Premier County so ably.
“I was so impressed with the winning group that I arranged for them to visit the Town Council to present their idea to all members. This visit took place on the 2nd of this month and I think that all members were very impressed not alone with the idea advanced but with the quality of the presentation and the ability of team members to explain their concept and answer questions. I will continue to liaise with the Lions Club in the hopes that they will put forward a submission on this project for consideration in the new town park.”