6 January 2012 No Comments by The Northern Standard

While many secondary school students were using the Christmas holidays as a well deserved break from their books, hundreds of budding innovators in Co Monaghan and nationwide still had their minds firmly at work.
Students across the country are using their free time as an opportunity to develop their ideas for the Green Dragon National Heat in February.
Agri Aware, with the support of Bord Bia, AIB Bank and FBD has called on second level students of all ages, from both rural and urban areas, to develop and implement original and ground breaking ideas for the Agriculture, Food, Environment and Health and Safety sectors.
Students are encouraged to develop their concept for a new product or service within these four sectors. The ultimate goal is to impress the Green Dragon panel and take the student’s idea to the marketplace. A total of 25 finalists will battle it out at the National Final in March 2012 for the highly coveted prize of a development fund of €7,000, in addition to a number of runners up prizes for students, teachers and their schools.
A range of Co Monaghan students are expected to be among those from across Ireland who will pitch their ideas to the Green Dragons in February, with the hope of following in the footsteps of last year’s winners, ‘Oceana Boost’ from Clonakilty Community School, Co. Cork.
Full report in The Northern Standard

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