The 6th class from Scoil Moibhi have qualified for the national final of the ECO-UNESCO Young Environmentalists Awards.
They recently travelled to the semi-final stage of the competition at the Leinster ECO-DEN. They impressed a panel of expert judges by pitching their eco-action project to secure a place in the Final, which takes place on May 23rd at the Mansion House in Dublin. There is great excitement in the school now the project is shortlisted for the final, where they will join over 80 other groups from around Ireland.
The group are calling on the support of the public to vote for their project for the 'People's Choice Award 2017', an award decided by online public poll. Voting is open from 2nd until 15th May on www.ecounesco.ie and the winner will be announced at the final.
The ECO-UNESCO Young Environmentalist Awards is Ireland's biggest all-island celebration of youth Eco-Action. Since 1999, the ECO-UNESCO's Young Environmentalist Awards has recognised and rewarded the environmentalist actions of thousands of young people 12-18 who are working to protect, conserve and enhance our environment through local environmental action projects, making a difference to their lives and the lives of others locally and globally.