Glanduff NS girl wins regional Green-Schools Poster Competition


Maria Dignam, a pupil of Glanduff NS has been announced as the Connaught-Ulster Regional winner of the An Taisce Green-Schools Irish Water Poster Competition.

Maria won the 3rd-6th class category for her poster, which is shown above. She faced strong competition from students in Donegal, Leitrim, Sligo, Cavan, Monaghan, Galway City and County, Mayo as well as Roscommon and as won a tablet computer valued at €250 for her efforts.

A spokesperson for Green-Schools Irish said “We are thrilled to announce the winners of this year’s Green-Schools Irish Water Poster Competition. This year we received in excess of 2,500 entries to the competition so narrowing them down to 12 winners was not an easy task!” They thanked everyone who entered and said that they hope the poster produced helped to raise awareness in the school about water and being #WaterSmart

The full set of winning entries are listed below and their posters can be viewed here

Junior Primary (Infants to 2nd Class Pupils):
Eastern Midlands: Rachel Walsh, Melview National School
Dublin: Calan Murphy, Donabate Portrane Educate Together NS – OVERALL WINNER
Southern: Holly McCoy, Summercove National School
Ulster Connaught: Aodh Mac Mahúna Scoil Rois

Senior Primary (3rd-6th Class:
Eastern Midlands: Marta Barwik, St. Patrick’s NS
Dublin: Mallaidh Ryan Rathfarnham, Educate Together National School
Southern: Ríona Furlong, Scoil Iosagáin – OVERALL WINNER
Ulster Connaught: Maria Dignam, Glanduff NS

Eastern Midlands: Sophie Newman, Ardee Community School
Dublin: Sinéad Tatton, Holy Child Secondary School – OVERALL WINNER
Southern: John Carey, Coláiste Dún Iascaigh
Ulster Connaught: Kasia Zazycka, Mercy College