Holy Trinity College, Cookstown, has won the award for ‘Most Inspiring Environmental Project by Young Person/Persons’ at the annual Sustainable Ireland Awards 2014. Read more...
We celebrated Europe Day in Bilbao with our Elos partner. We disseminated the project during the meeting. The press covered the event.
Read about the event on blog
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Holy Trinity College are aiming to achieve the coveted Green Flag award. This is part of being an Eco-School. We have targeted Energy, Waste and Global Perspective, as part of the Green Flag award programme. We have learned so much through working with our partner schools in Comenius, and are proud to tell anyone about the Comenius project, looking at sustainability. Read more...
The first ever N. Ireland Electric Car Event, in the historic Titanic Building, Belfast, March 2013. We were invited to attend this prestigious event after our work on investigating the future of electric vehicles in Ireland and the video report we produced for the BBC School Report project.
Interactive poster designed as a product of our Comenius partnership
Best in class: Aniturri Bhi School wins the First Consumer Classroom Competition
Students from the Aniturri Bhi School (Agurain, The Basque Country) won the first edition of the Inter-School Competition on Consumer Classroom, an interactive website with useful materials on consumer topics, launched by the EU in March 2013. The winning team designed the project âEnvironmental problems the Earth is facingâ, a digital poster focused on sustainable consumption. This audio visual work, coordinated by Idoia Zapirain, has excelled among the rest of participants to obtain the first prize, a visit to the main European Union institutions in Brussels.EU Consumer Commissioner Neven Mimica said on this occasion: âThe winners have shown how a great idea, enthusiasm and hard work can give a fresh perspective and raise awareness about ever evolving consumer issues. The Consumer Classroom is allowing teachers and students from all over Europe to think creatively about consumer topics and share their inspiration and their educational resources.â
Consumer Classroom is a community website for teachers bringing together an extensive library of consumer education resources from across the EU, along with interactive and collaborative tools to help prepare and share lessons with students and other teachers.
THE EVENT ON tve (Spanish Television):
It starts at 10:02
Letâs think about the questions for Neven Mimica http://ec.europa.eu/commission_2010-2014/mimica/index_en.htm. Join us and let us think what you would like to ask him
Programme of the event
Questions to Neven Mimica, Member of the EC in charge of Consumer Policy.
Watch the first video published by the European Commission- CLICK HERE
During the visit to the European Commission on 25th November, our students had the chance to ask the European Commissioner some questions. We would like to share the experience and questions with you.
European Commission Audiovisual Centre for more pictures
QUESTIONS TO NEVEN MIMICA - ANITURRI BHI
1. We are working on a Comenius project and researching about reducing energy costs at school and at home. We have held a meeting with our partners from France, N. Ireland, UK and Germany, and we have seen that there are differences among us when we talk about implementing Directive 2009/72/EC. There is a big concerned in our country due to the high cost of electricity. The consumers in the Spanish State pay the most expensive energy in Europe. We have undergone several reforms, but it seems competitiveness never arrives. Is there a way not to dismantle the renewable energy sector? We learn at school that renewable energy should be promoted and used, but then, the sector is at risk. How can we understand this? How are we going to meet the target 20-20-20 if renewables cannot be implemented in our country because of the reforms in the sector?
More questions and answers HERE
VIDEO CREATED BY Consumer Classroom and Chafea
Enjoy the video of the winners of the first Inter-School Competition visiting Brussels! by Consumer Classroom
EUROPEAN COMMISSION: Chafea
CONSUMERS, HEALTH AND FOOD EXECUTIVE AGENCY
A report and feedback of the prize and visit.
The feedback on the Brussels visit was very positive. Teacher Idoia Zapirain confirms that her students were really excited to have this possibility to visit the "capital city" of the EU and that the programme was intense and comprehensive: "Students participated in the event in many ways. At the consumer exercise, each group presented what they bought as responsible consumers and the principles behind their choices. The game was very educational and we value it positively because it has allowed students to gain new knowledge and to express solidarity. In summary, we are really satisfied with this award and the opportunity given us to experience Brussels". READ MORE