Cahir student wins Gas Networks Ireland poster competition

Winning Student Gas Networks Ireland with GNI Social Sustainability Manager
Sixth class student, Jessica O’Brien from Bunscoil na Catharach in Cahir has won a national competition highlighting the dangers of carbon monoxide poisoning. The competition was run by Gas Networks Ireland in conjunction with Junior Achievement Ireland. Students who had completed the Gas Networks Ireland ‘Energize’ Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics educational programme were allowed to enter. Students who entered the competition had to create a poster to raise awareness about carbon monoxide safety. Jessica’s poster highlighted the effects of carbon monoxide poisoning and the importance of carbon monoxide alarms in the home. 

Bunscoil na Catharach was presented with an iPad for their classroom and speaking at the presentation Gas Networks Ireland’s Social Sustainability Manager Gráinne O’Reilly said: 

“Students like Jessica expressed her creative thinking to outline carbon monoxide safety. Her poster not only educates but motivates us all to prioritise safety measures in our homes. Huge congratulations to Jessica.”

Speaking about the Energize programme Yvonne Fahy, sixth class teacher at Bunscoil na Catharach said: 

“The Energize programme provided a great opportunity for students to get involved in STEAM subjects in a way that sparks their curiosity for science. It was incredibly rewarding to witness them explore the world of science in such a fun and engaging manner.”

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