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Thursday 17 April 2014

Music to their ears: pupils' rap on health wins €5,000

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Tina Ehiguese (left) with Gabrielle Fulham and Lisa Browne, pupils from St. Josephs College in Lucan winners of  the PUMPED Schools Video Awards, supported by Bayer and in partnership with the Irish Heart Foundation and the Federation of Irish Sport. The awards, which took place in the Science Gallery at Trinity College Dublin, seek to encourage young people to get creative about science and health and to produce mini-movies on a heart health topic. The winning teams school was awarded a first prize of 5,000 for its science budget with each team member winning a tablet computer. The winning videos can be seen at www.pumped.ie Pic. Robbie Reynolds
Tina Ehiguese (left) with Gabrielle Fulham and Lisa Browne, pupils from St. Josephs College in Lucan, winners of the Pumped Schools Video Awards. Photo: Robbie Reynolds

Three secondary school students walked away with a €5,000 prize for their school after producing an original rap video to promote healthy eating and exercise.

Tina Ehiguese (14), Gabrielle Fulham (14) and Lisa Browne (13), from St Joseph's College in Lucan, Dublin, came first in the second annual Pumped Schools' Video Awards.

The video, which was filmed at the school, features the students rapping and singing along to a catchy song entitled 'Active Teens, Healthy Hearts', which they wrote themselves. It aims to highlight why exercise is good for the mind, helps people feel happy, unwind and sleep better.

This was the school's second year winning the awards, whose entries are judged anonymously. The awards were put together in light of a survey of 500 Irish teenagers, which found that three in 10 regularly consume junk food and soft drinks.

Pumped.ie ambassador and Ireland Olympic silver medallist Kenneth Egan presented the awards.

The awards are organised by Bayer in partnership with the Irish Heart Foundation and the Federation of Irish Sport.

Irish Independent

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