Templemore students finalists in nationwise search for a good idea

Students from Our Lady’s Templemore were finalists in the nationwide search for ONE GOOD IDEA to tackle climate change and promote energy efficiency. The students showcased their work among 10 competing schools chosen as finalists from around the country to exhibit at the prestigious national final.

Students from Our Lady’s Templemore were finalists in the nationwide search for ONE GOOD IDEA to tackle climate change and promote energy efficiency. The students showcased their work among 10 competing schools chosen as finalists from around the country to exhibit at the prestigious national final.

Organised by the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) and supported by the Better Energy programme and the Department of Environment, Community and Local Government, the aim of the project was to increase students’ understanding of energy efficiency and climate change by encouraging them to take individual and collective responsibility for tackling these important issues, as well as highlighting how one good idea can make a big difference to our pockets, ourselves and our planet.

Transition year students Shane Fogarty, Kieran Maher, Brian Shanahan, Michael Kelly, and Rachel Morrissey from Our Lady’s Templemore impressed the judges with their The Way of the Future campaign. The aim of The Way of the Future campaign was to change farming for the future by encouraging the use of green energy.

The One Good Idea project allowed groups of students to work in teams to research, design and implement a campaign to promote energy efficiency and improve climate change awareness to one of three target audiences: their peers, adults and the wider community or primary school children. Students could use events, drama, art, music, film, photography or writing to bring their idea to life and ensure the message reached their audience in the most effective way.

For more information please log onto www.seai.ie/onegoodidea, email onegoodidea@realyouth.ie or call 01 5224830