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Saturday 27 May 2017

Catholic Schools Week marked by energy project

To mark Catholic Schools Week, students from Presentation College, Bray, have been involved in an energy-saving project.

The school's project includes artwork designed by students Luca Pezillo O'Brien, Ciaran McKay and Jack Lawlor in order to raise awareness about unnecessary energy usage as well as a research project to see if the artwork makes a difference.

Ten characters were designed to represent energy use and abuse. When all ten characters were developed the students decided to create a series of stickers, posters and flyers.

The school has been sticker-bombed with these characters and have been placed in the sites of potential energy waste. The posters around the school elaborate on the stickers and the flyers have been developed to provide information to parents.

'The information on the flyers comes largely from the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland. The suite of artworks were then sent to the SEAI, which is now using them at one of their own events. Community partnership is a real component of the project,' said art teacher Clifton Rooney.

Mr Rooney said the school is in the process of applying for a Green Flag and this project forms part of the school's application.

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