Lissenhall National School scoops top prize in Water Conservation Challenge

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Lissenhall National School scoops top prize in Water Conservation Challenge

Congratulations to Lissenhall National School from Nenagh who were announced as the winner of the The Precious Water Award in an online water conservation initiative.

Pupils from Lissenhall National School took home a €100 cash prize as well as a framed certificate following an awards ceremony held at the Axis Theatre in Ballymun, Dublin.

The Water Explorer programme focuses on pupils aged 8-14 years in developing their understanding of how water affects lives, and how they can develop practical ideas to protect and save water in school communities. The award honours the pupils for their outstanding efforts in ‘monitoring and valuing water and the associated energy resources that are required before it gets to your tap or toilet!’.

"Our Water Explorer Journey has been action packed and the students have learnt a huge amount about water conservation and global water issues. By taking part in the programme, not only have we found ways to reduce our water footprint at school, but pupils have also spread that knowledge far and wide into their homes and the local community,” said Lissenhall NS Principal Eamain Riall.

“Well done to the ‘Marine Team’ from Lissenhall NS who have set a wonderful example for all of us to follow in recognising the importance of water conservation and taking personal responsibility in making every drop count,” said RTE Presenter and Water Explorer ambassador Duncan Stewart.