Flossie encourages local students to enter for global change award

by Rebecca Ryan
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12-year-old climate activist, Flossie Donnelly, is encouraging school children to get involved in a new climate change award.

GOAL’s Changemakers Award is asking students to share the actions they are taking to contribute to creating a better world.

The award is open from third to fifth primary school classes, who are being invited to get to know the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and to share the local actions they take that contribute to their achievement.

As part of the competition, teachers will be provided with curriculum linked lesson plans that introduce children in an engaging and fun way to the SDGs.

The 17 Sustainable Development Goals were signed by all United Nations members, with the aim of ending poverty, inequality, stop climate change and protect our oceans, flora and fauna by 2030. 

Flossie Donnelly from Sandycove has been announced on the judging panel, along with GOAL Deputy CEO Mary Van Lieshout, children’s author Sarah Webb and presenter and broadcaster Johnathan McCrea.

Flossie told Dublin Gazette she is “very excited” to be involved and is encouraging students to get on board.

“I’m very excited about being a judge. I think it’s going to be really fun, and to see all the work everyone is doing.

“It will be loads of fun to do and what you do could make a difference. I really wish everyone lots of luck for it! Getting involved is the best thing you can do, even if you don’t win.”

The deadline for submissions is December 20th. See www.goal.ie/goalchangemakers for more details.

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