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Dromtrasna NS and their 'One Good Idea' project

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Pupils from Dromtrasna NS showing off their work they’ve done on the ‘One Good Idea’ project which they will showcase in the Omniplex Limerick later this month

Pupils from Dromtrasna NS showing off their work they’ve done on the ‘One Good Idea’ project which they will showcase in the Omniplex Limerick later this month

Pupils from Dromtrasna NS showing off their work they’ve done on the ‘One Good Idea’ project which they will showcase in the Omniplex Limerick later this month

It's been all go the past few weeks for the sixth class pupils in Dromtrasna N.S as they get ready to showcase their 'SEAI One Good Idea' project on climate change.

The competition aims to encourage pupils to develop an awareness campaign to creatively make people aware of the simple changes that we can all make in our lives to help combat climate change.

Two teams from the school were fortunate enough to be selected to progress to the next round which involves producing a one minute film to be shown in Omniplex Limerick later this month.

The names of the two teams are Climate Kids and Biofulers. The 'Climate Kids' idea was inspired by climate activists which is very topical at the moment. They want to create a youth portal on the government's climate action website which contains child friendly information about the Climate action plan in Ireland.

'Team Biofulers' project involved researching bio-fuels as an alternative to fossil fuels an electric vehicles, with a particular interest in algae.

Algae can grow in lots of places but what is interesting is that it can grow on waste water and clean it at the same time.

If grown locally in open ponds for example it would not only be environmentally friendly but would also provide much needed employment and sustainability in our community.

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