A group of Swords students have been recognised for their achievements in making their schools and communities more environmentally friendly places, at the annual An Taisce.
The teenagers from Fingal Community College were honoured at the Neat Streets Awards Ceremony, Croke Park.
An Taisce presented the awards to schools that reduced student littering, reduced waste and increased recycling levels over the academic year, through the student led programme.
The programme supported students and teachers in encouraging positive behaviour at school and in the community and organised events such as; a National Neat Streets Conference, litter and waste workshops, competitions, action days, community litter-picks for participants.
Participating schools really embraced the programme and students designed a variety of events and activities for their classmates and school friends to raise awareness of waste and litter issues and create behaviour change amongst their peers.
The programme is about students developing and delivering the message in a way they feel will be effective and included; organising green action days, setting up recycling initiatives, carrying out litter monitoring surveys, running social media campaigns, organising competitions and creating links with their wider communities.