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A reception has been held by Newry, Mourne and Down District Council for local Primary and Secondary school pupils whose posters have been picked to feature in the 2017 edition of the Council’s Schools’ Environmental Calendar. 

The competition invited Primary and Secondary School students throughout the district to design a poster with an environmental theme of their own choosing. 

 Winner for Newry, Mourne and Down District Council Schools Environmental Calendar Poster Artwork pictured at the award ceremony. Back row l-r Tara Cunningham Assistant Waste Management and recycling officer, Patrick McShane Environmental Co-ordinator, Eoin Devlin Assistant Director Health and well-being, Sheena McEldowney Senior Environmental Health Officer, Danielle Begley Biodiversity Officer, middle row l-r January Winner Shauna McCartney St Paul’s High School, Bessbrook, July Winner Erin Eakins St Louis Grammar School Kilkeel, March Winner Grace Travers Shimna Integrated College, Newcastle, November Winner Eliana McBride Kilkeel High School, September Winner Sarah Kerr Assumption Grammar School, Ballynahinch, April Winner Erin Rice Holy Cross PS Atticall, Kilkeel, December Winner Cailam McGovern St Peter’s PS Cloughreagh, front row l-r October winner Charmaine Maughan St Patrick’s PS Cullyhanna, August Winner Emily Annett Mullaglass PS Newry, Front Cover Winner Filippo Ondei Abbey CBS, Newry, Chairperson Newry, Mourne and Down District Council, Councillor Gillian Fitzpatrick, May Winner Ellie McDonald Kilbroney Integrated PS Rostrevor, June Winner Cara Magee St Malachy’s PS Kilclief. (Missing from photo February Winner Sinead O’Hare Sacred Heart Grammar School, Newry)
Winner for Newry, Mourne and Down District Council Schools Environmental Calendar Poster Artwork pictured at the award ceremony. Back row l-r Tara Cunningham, Assistant Waste Management and recycling officer; Patrick McShane Environmental Co-ordinator; Eoin Devlin, Assistant Director Health and well-being; Sheena McEldowney Senior Environmental Health Officer; Danielle Begley Biodiversity Officer; Middle row l-r January Winner, Shauna McCartney, St Paul’s High School, Bessbrook; July Winner, Erin Eakins, St Louis Grammar School Kilkeel; March Winner, Grace Travers, Shimna Integrated College, Newcastle; November Winner, Eliana McBride, Kilkeel High School; September Winner, Sarah Kerr, Assumption Grammar School, Ballynahinch; April Winner, Erin Rice, Holy Cross PS Atticall, Kilkeel; December Winner, Cailam McGovern, St Peter’s PS Cloughreagh; Front row :l-r October winner, Charmaine Maughan, St Patrick’s PS Cullyhanna; August Winner, Emily Annett, Mullaglass PS Newry; Front Cover Winner, Filippo Ondei, Abbey CBS, Newry; Chairperson Newry, Mourne and Down District Council, Councillor Gillian Fitzpatrick,; May Winner, Ellie McDonald, Kilbroney Integrated PS Rostrevor; June Winner, Cara Magee, St Malachy’s PS Kilclief. (Missing from photo February Winner, Sinead O’Hare, Sacred Heart Grammar School, Newry)

From 53 schools across the district and 1,000 entries, 13 posters were chosen. The posters will feature in the 2017 calendar which will be produced in December and distributed to all schools free of charge.

Newry, Mourne and Down District Council Chairperson, Councillor Gillian Fitzpatrick presented the 13 lucky winners with their prizes and extended praise to the pupils, “I would like to congratulate you all on your great achievement of being chosen from all the entries received in this the fourteenth year of our poster competition.” 

“The standard has been very high once again this year and I look forward to seeing the completed calendar when it is produced in December” she added.

All 13 pupils received a specially framed copy each of their winning poster from Councillor Fitzpatrick as part of their prize, while 300 shortlisted entries will receive certificates of achievement. The winning pupils were:

The Winners

Front cover – Filippo Ondei, Abbey CBS, Newry

January - Shauna McCartney, St Paul’s High School, Bessbrook

February - Sinead O’Hare, Sacred Heart Grammar School, Newry

March - Grace Travers, Shimna Intergrated College, Newcastle 

April – Erin Rice, Holy Cross Primary School Atticall, Kilkeel

May – Ellie McDonald, Kilbroney Integrated Primary School, Rostrevor

June – Cara Magee, St Malachy’s Primary School, Kilclief

July - Erin Eakins, St Louis Grammar School, Kilkeel

August - Emily Annett, Mullaglass Primary School, Newry

September - Sarah Kerr, Assumption Grammar School, Ballynahinch

October - Charmaine Maughan, St Patrick’s Primary School, Cullyhanna

November - Eliana McBride, Kilkeel High School

December – Cailam McGovern, St Peter’s Primary School, Cloughreagh

 

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