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Annual Schools’ Environmental Poster Competition

The Sustainability team organise an environmental poster competition each year for Primary and Secondary schools in the district. Pupils are asked to produce an eye catching, colourful poster on an environmental theme of their choice.

The overall winners of this year’s main prize were pupils Effie McMullan from Sacred Heart Primary School, Dundrum and Laura McEvoy from Assumption Grammar School, Ballynahinch.

As part of their prize, the two striking environmental themed designs with the slogans ‘Save the Planet’ and ‘It’s our Duty to Save Earth’s Beauty’, were recently featured on billboards displayed on the Belfast Road in Newry and on Market Street, Downpatrick.

Effie is pictured below with former Chairperson of Council Councillor Cathy Mason, and Laura with Eoin Devlin Assistant Director Of Health and Wellbeing, receiving their prizes in front of their billboards .

Runners up in the Junior Section of the competition were Lucy Ward, St Malachy’s Primary School Castlewellan and Ruby Fearon, St Joseph’s Primary School Bessbrook and in the Senior Section are Tony Alinta St Joseph’s Boys’ High School, Newry and Lucy McLaughlin, Our Lady’s Grammar School, Newry. Each of the runners up also received a framed copy of their poster, and  a voucher to the value of £50.