‘The Global Gang’ comprising Transition Year students from Castleisland Community College won a national award at the Young Social Innovator’s competition held in Croke Park, Dublin.
Young Social Innovators is Ireland’s largest social awareness and active citizenship and education programme. 431 projects were entered this year and a total of 30 teams competed in the final. The students presented to 6 judges with other students watching followed by a questions and answering session. The Global Gang won their category for ‘Make Our Future More Sustainable’.
The project focused on what we can do in our everyday lives to combat climate change e.g. recycling, buy FSC products and planting pollinator friendly plants. They were also shortlisted to the top 5 teams in the competition and were asked to perform for the second time to a different judging panel for the coveted positions of overall 1st 2nd and 3rd. The Global Gang finished 4th in the overall competition- an amazing achievement! This is the second year in a row that Castleisland Community College have won a National Young Social Innovator’s Award with ‘The Fairtraders’ winning last year.