THE Connaught Telegraph is teaming up with St. Brendan’s National School, Kilmeena, Westport, and getting involved in a community project being run by the pupils to ensure the sustainability of their local group water scheme.
St . Brendan’s had the winning entry in a competition run by The Connaught Telegraph as part of the Get Involved nationwide community initiative supported by the Regional Newspapers Association of Ireland, which will see 51 local newspapers championing community projects in their area and vying for national honours.
The Kilmeena project involves pupils from fifth and sixth class teaming up with their multi-award winning local group water scheme to promote the importance of water in the community and the work that can be done by all to promote water conservation.
A series of workshops and objectives are underway to ensure the project’s long-term sustainability and that of the community as a great place to live.
The work at St. Brendan’s will come under the scrutiny of RTÉ’s Duncan Stewart, chair of the national adjudication panel.
Winning projects will receive their awards from President Michael D. Higgins in September.
The voluntary projects have to be completed over a three-month timeframe up to the end of July and they must demonstrate a sustainable element to them once completed.
The Connaught Telegraph will be promoting this project and we’ll have updates over the coming weeks and months.
Enthusiasm was running high at the school yesterday (Monday) when our photographer Frank Dolan dropped by.