Terenure student wins national carbon monoxide safety competition

Hasan Modh Nadir from sixth class at Harold’s Cross National School in Terenue, has won a nationwide poster competition to raise awareness of carbon monoxide and the dangers that it can pose in our homes.

Gas Networks Ireland, in partnership with Junior Achievement Ireland (JAI), called for entries to its carbon monoxide safety poster competition. Students who completed the ‘Energize’ Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics (STEAM) educational programme were eligible to enter.

The competition received numerous amazing entries from all over Ireland however it was Hasan Modh Nadir’s poster that won. Hasan’s colourful creation outlined the side effects of carbon monoxide poisoning and the importance of having a carbon monoxide alarm in your home.

Speaking as she presented Harold’s Cross National School with an iPad for use in their school classroom, Gas Networks Ireland’s Customer Care Analyst, Kira Fox said: 

"Through creativity, students like Hasan highlight the importance of carbon monoxide safety. Their artwork not only educates but inspires us all to priorities safety in our homes. Congratulations to Hasan for winning an iPad for his classroom."

The Energize programme delivers science to primary school students around Ireland through practical and engaging lessons to foster interest in the subject so students continue with it to second level education. Carbon monoxide awareness is an important element of the programme.

Chelsey Murray, Harold’s Cross National School’s sixth class teacher said:

"It was very rewarding to watch how the students explored the world of science in a creative and exciting way."

To have Energize delivered in your school, please contact JAI at info@jai.ie.