Winners of the Green-Schools Ireland 2040 – Our Plan Poster Competition Announced
Winners of the ‘Green-Schools Ireland 2040 – Our Plan’ Poster Competition were presented with their prizes by Minister Simon Coveney at an Awards Ceremony at the Custom House, Dublin on Wednesday 3rd May.
Over 3,000 students from 255 schools representing every county in Ireland responded to the challenge of creating a poster to share their thoughts and ideas on how they would like Ireland to be in the future. The competition gave a platform to children and youth to engage in the consultation around the development of Our Plan 2040 National Planning Framework.
The competition was run by the Environmental Education Unit of An Taisce in partnership with the Department of Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government.
The organisers were delighted with the response from schools nationwide and impressed by the ideas and talent expressed through their students.
Themes such as the environment and sustainability were very popular and the demand for quality education and healthcare infrastructure was evident. Students also want a diverse, fair and multicultural society with plenty of room for recreation facilities, parks and open spaces. Topical issues such as the election of Donald Trump, homelessness and climate change also featured on many posters.