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St Joseph’s need your help to claim people’s choice award

Friday, 2nd May, 2014 12:15pm

St Joseph’s need your help to claim people’s choice award

Clarissa Dowdall, community employment assistant supervisor; Emer Brady-Evans, secretary with Rochfortbridge Tidy Towns; Sarah Corrigan, Megan Fleming, Robert Kelleghan, Eileen Doyle, Chloe Glennon, Niamh Sweeney, art teacher at St Joseph’s Secondary School; and Cathy Whelehan, chairperson Rochfortb

St Joseph’s Secondary School in Rochfortbridge have made it to the final of the Young Environmentalist Awards.

And they need the public’s help to claim the People’s Choice Award.

Their eco-art design project, made up of a giant butterfly compiled from hundreds of aluminium cans, now the focal point of public gardens in Rochfortbridge, was among the 75 submissions from across Ireland shortlisted for Eco-UNESCO’s Young Environmentalist Awards.

The Metamorphosis project, headed up by art teacher Niamh Sweeney, is the work of 23 fifth year art students, six of whom will go forward to represent their class at the Mansion House on May 20.

While the group are now preparing for the final and hoping to impress the judges enough to scoop one of the 10 category prizes, they are also seeking the public’s support with their projects.

You have until May 14 to give them your vote and you can do so by logging onto www.ecounesco.ie.

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