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St. Conleth's Community College Newbridge Crowned Climate Brains Of Kildare

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The TY students answered questions on the science and geography of climate change.

TY students from St. Conleth’s Community College in Newbridge were crowned Climate Brains of Kildare, following last Thursday’s Bord na Mona inter-schools Climate QUIZ Challenge.

After six rounds of questions on everything climate, St. Conleth’s defeated Newbridge College and Holy Family School in a closely fought battle.

St. Conleth’s were represented by Kyla O’Sullivan, Jack Brannigan, Veronica Piwonska and Prudance Achonu

This multimedia Climate QUIZ event was hosted by Newbridge College in conjunction with Bord na Mona and Cracking-Carbon, a midlands based organisation who promote climate awareness.

Students answered questions on the science and geography of climate change, including questions on the many famous people who have engaged in the climate debate; politicians, personalities and celebrities for example.

Cracking-Carbon founder Simon Ruddy commented: "Our goal is to move climate awareness beyond simply imparting facts and figures on climate change. 

"Cracking-Carbon focuses instead on developing climate awareness initiatives and events that are more engaging, immersive and even fun; creating a more memorable experience that will stick-in-the-minds of students long after the event, thereby lending itself more to cultivating that sense of personal responsibility we will each need to adopt if we are to reverse or even slow down the devastating impacts of climate change," she said.

St. Conleth’s will now be placed on Cracking-Carbons national league table, which over the coming 18 months will identify Ireland’s smartest climate school.

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