Bunscoil na Catharach Student Wins Carbon Monoxide Safety Poster Competition

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Bunscoil na Catharach’s Principal, Brendan Horan and Junior Achievement Ireland ‘s Programme Coordinator, Sinead Bradley with Bunscoil na Catharach’s sixth class student, Jessica O’Brien holding her winning poster. Joining her is Gas Networks Ireland’s Social Sustainability Manager, Gráinne O’Reilly handing over the prize, an iPad for use in Bunscoil na Catharach’s sixth class teacher, Yvonne Fahey’s classroom with Bunscoil na Catharach’s sixth class teacher, Sylvia Sheehan. 

Jessica O’Brien from sixth class at Bunscoil na Catharach in Cahir, has won a nationwide poster competition, designed to raise awareness about the dangers of carbon monoxide poisoning in homes. 

Gas Networks Ireland, in partnership with Junior Achievement Ireland (JAI), called for entries to its carbon monoxide safety poster competition. Students who completed the ‘Energize’ Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics (STEAM) educational programme were eligible to enter.

Jessica’s poster impressed the judges, outlining the effects of carbon monoxide poisoning and the crucial role of carbon monoxide alarms in our homes.

Bunscoil na Catharach has been presented with an iPad to recognise Jessica’s success by  Gas Networks Ireland’s Social Sustainability Manager, Gráinne O’Reilly.