Clonaghadoo’s award for eco fashion idea

Some of the 5th and 6th class pupils of Clonaghadoo NS with teacher Ms Doran, at the finals of the SEAI Energy Awareness competition, where they received a �500 award for their project.
An eco-friendly fashion project run by Clonaghadoo NS 5th and 6th class pupils, has won them €500 in a national competition.

An eco-friendly fashion project run by Clonaghadoo NS 5th and 6th class pupils, has won them €500 in a national competition.

Choosing to focus on greener fashion ideas, the kids first did their research and set about educating the whole school about the ecological impact of clothing.

They ran a clothes swap day in the school, to great success.

They then set to sewing and created new life out of old clothes, in the form of draught excluders, cushions, soft toys and bags, were among the many ideas by the pupils. led by their teacher Ms Doran.

Clonaghadoo were chosen as finalists in the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) One Good Idea energy awareness competition.

Six of the pupils and Ms Doran attended the final in Dublin Castle on May 7, where with over 150 primary and post primary schools, they presented their ideas on stage.

This was the first year the competition was open to primary schools.

The Clonaghadoo NS. pupils who travelled to Dublin Castle are David Dooley, Órlaith Whelan, Emma Dunne, Eve Tarpey, Cormac O’Brien and Taylor Culliton-Conroy.