P7 pupils go in to energy saving mode!

Published: Fri, 22 Jun 2018
Hazelbank Primary School, Ballymena were awarded first prize
The winners of our Home Energy Schools Poster Competition have been revealed.
The competition, which we ran in partnership with the Education Authority, required P7 classes across Northern Ireland to create a poster that showcased how people could save energy in their home.
The judging panel, made up of our staff and representatives from Bryson Energy and the Education Authority, sifted over nearly 70 entries before deciding on the 3 prize winners.
First prize winner, Hazelbank Primary School in Ballymena won £1,000 and a free educational trip to Titanic Belfast. Their P7 teacher, Karen McComb, explains why the class decided to take part in the competition:
“As part of our ‘World Around Us’ project we had been looking at how we can save energy and help the environment.
“The competition was a fantastic tool for the class as it gave us an audience and purpose for our learning.
“We are absolutely delighted to have won £1,000 for the school and a trip to Titanic Belfast really was the cherry on top for the children.”
Runners up Maralin Village Primary School and St Colmcille’s, Ballymena also received cash prizes of £750 and £500.
Third prize winners St Colmcille’s Primary School, Ballymena
Robert Clements, our Sustainable Development Manager, said:
"As the Home Energy Conservation Authority for Northern Ireland, we want to encourage young people to take steps to make their home more energy efficient and help their parents or guardians save money on their energy bills.
“We’ve had a fantastic response to our competition and I am delighted to present the three primary schools with their prizes. The panel were really impressed by the level of detail and creativity each of them put into their posters.
"They were all really eye catching and show how everyone can take small steps to make their home more energy efficient.”