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Winners of the BEEs Competition are announced

19th June 2013

School pupils in Belfast City Council attended a Celebration Event run by TIDY Northern Ireland and Belfast City Council at Belfast City Hall. The celebration event included awards ceremonies for a number of environmental programmes and initiatives to include: the BEEs (Belfast Environmentally Efficient Schools) Competition, Eco-Schools Programme and Eco-Home Programme.

Through the new and exciting BEEs Competition, supported by Belfast City Council and the Department of Environment’s Rethink Waste Initiative, pupils in schools all over Belfast City Council were encouraged to collaborate and communicate an imaginative and innovative environmental development plan for their school. Eco-Committee pupils from St. Mary’s Star of the Sea Primary School, Holy Cross Boys School, St. Joseph’s Primary School, St. Louise’s Comprehensive College, Belfast Model School for Girls and Victoria College were shortlisted to compete in the finals of the BEEs Competition by delivering a collaborative group presentation on an environmental development project plan for their school.

St. Joseph’s Primary School won first place prize in the primary section of the competition with Victoria College winning first prize in the post-primary section.

The winning prize for each school is specialist consultancy support from Mabbett to help the winning schools to improve the environmental performance of their school. The wining pupils were also rewarded with a £150 eco-voucher to develop their Eco-Schools Programme and a class trip to visit W5, a Belfast City Council Recycling Plant and a wind turbine.

Click here to learn more about the BEEs Competition.