Buncrana Student scoops top EU
KAITLIN Doherty from
Scoil Mhuire in Buncrana has beaten off competition
from more than 700 students across Europe to win top
prize in a European schools slogan competition.
The competition aims to foster an interest and
awareness of topics such as climate change, human
rights and recycling.
Kaitlin's winning slogan was: “Don’t put your feet
up - Help stop the heat-up” saw her claim the
winning prize of an iPad Air.
She was one of only five winners of iPads across
Europe from 773 submissions. Two other students from
Scoil Mhuire in Buncrana were highly commended by
the judging panel and all three of their selected
slogans will be used by the competition organisers.
Scoil Mhuire student Kaitlin Doherty
who won an EU schools slogan competition pictured
being presented with her prize from Joanne Kilmartin
of Donegal County Council's Social Inclusion Unit.
Also in the photo is school principal Rosaleen
Grant, teacher Marie Boyce and Patsy Toland of Gorta
Self Help Africa.
The compeition is
organised by ALDA, the European Association for
Local Democracy and implemented by Donegal County
Council through the EU LADDER Project.
Local co-ordinator Joanne Kilmartin said Donegal
County Council was proud to have three slogans
selected by the European judging panel.
"The project has successfully delivered a number of
training sessions for local citizens in conjunction
with Patsy Toland, Gorta Self Help Africa and the
Change Makers Project,” she said.
Donegal County Council is the only Irish local
authority participating in the project.