In partnership with Irish Water this free programme will focus on the Green-Schools Water theme. Secondary school students are asked to apply to become ambassadors and those that are successful will attend a one day workshop in November and a support session in January. The workshop will include:
· Speakers in the field of engineering,
· Talks from the Green-Schools and Clean Coasts Programmes,
· Water related activities (e.g. experiment, videos, quiz),
· Careers advice
· Media tips
· Field trip to a water or wastewater treatment plant
The programme, which is open to all years, will be held nationwide (Westmeath, Cork and Dublin). Students that complete the training day will then share what they learn with their schools and community and attend a support session in January which will provide a chance to share ideas and learn from last year’s ambassadors. Students will be required to complete a brief progress report in February (deadline: 15 February) and a short report in April (deadline: 6 April) to let us know what support they may need during the programme and how they passed on their knowledge. All students accepted to the programme will be Green-Schools ambassadors however three students will be chosen as Green-Schools Regional Ambassadors based on all reports submitted and will be awarded at a prestigious ceremony on May 4, 2017 (TBC).