Two secondary schools on Young Social Innovator Awards shortlist
ideas on how to make our world greener, safer and a better place for young people, have helped two County Wexford secondary schools make the shortlist of a national competition.
Projects from Our Lady of Lourdes and St. Mary's, both in New Ross, are among 61 shortlisted for the 2015 Young Social Innovator of the Year Awards which attacted 400 entries from schools and youth organisations around the country.
Two projects from Our Lady Of Lourdes in Rosbercon have been nominated - 'Lean On Me', under the theme of 'Making the world a better place for young people'; and 'Generation Isolation', under 'Making the world safer'. Also shortlisted is 'The Plastic Purge' from St. Mary's, in the 'Making our world greener' category.
The overall winner of this year's award, and category winners, will be revealed at the 2015 Young Social Innovator of the Year Awards and Showcase in Wednesday, May 6, in the Citywest Hotel, Conference and Event Centre, Dublin.
The Awards and Showcase are the biggest celebration of social innovation in Ireland and one of the largest youth events in the country with over 5,000 young people attending.
The event gives young people from all over the country the opportunity to create awareness about social issues, and exhibit their project work through presentations, posters and exhibition stands.