Congratulations to the winning team from St Michaels Community College, Kilmihil, Co Clare, that won first prize in the Bin It! 14-16 media and business studies competition, launched in 2017.
For the competition, part of the Gum Litter Taskforce (GLT) anti-littering schools campaign, student teams create their own public awareness campaign to change behaviour and attitudes towards littering in their local area. The St Michaels’ winning team, called Therapy for Endangered Animals, produced an entry, on the theme of anti-littering, which, in the opinion of the judges, was innovative and informative, featuring a creative video they produced themselves.
The school won 500 euros and the winning team members shared a 500 euro prize. The prizes were presented by Avril Donlon, GLT Executive.
The student team, called Actions and Words, from CBS Kilkenny school won the runner-up prize of 250 euros for the schools and 250 euros shared by the team students.
Bin It! is a free educational programme supported by the Gum Litter TaskForce which has been running in schools successfully for over a decade. A key focus for Bin It! is on changing behaviours of young people around littering. The 14-16 media and business studies project aims to engage older students in the vital work being done in communities across Ireland to reduce the amount of litter. It has content links to business studies, technology and Civic Social and Political Education.