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by Galway Advertiser.


Inspiring You (the people who brought us the massive Galway Girl video and other inspirational (events) have joined forces with Salthill Village and Steeltech Garden Sheds to help raise awareness about plastic pollution in our seas and with your help, end it.

They are asking primary and secondary school students across Ireland to enter its Ocean Transformers competition.  All you have to do is write a short message or design a poster encouraging people to take action and “Save our Seas” from plastic pollution.

Inspiring You are a group of Galway-based friends who work in education and media.  Their aim is to try and encourage young people to engage in more real life activities and use social media less.

Galway has long been a leader in tourism, arts and culture.  The team at Salthill Village were very enthusiastic to help inspire young people to dream of a better future for our environment. One of Ireland’s leading musicians and passionate environmentalist Sharon Shannon and Marine biologist Catherine Jordan have been part of this project with “Inspiring You” since its inception.

“Salthill is known for its beauty, scenery and famous prom, we want to keep it that way.  The mid-point on the Wild Atlantic Way is one of Ireland’s leading tourist destinations and has been immortalised in song by Bing Crosby and more recently by our very own, “Galway Girl”, Sharon Shannon.

“The Transformer movie franchise is one of the highest grossing in history.  One of Ireland’s leading businesses Steeltech Garden Sheds, were delighted to lend us, Optimus Prime and BumbleBee to help encourage young minds to become Queen Transformers.

Optimus Prime is known for his “message to the world” so we are excited to see what the students of Ireland’s “message to the world” will be through art and writing.

Tribes Press publishers and artist Fiona Concannon will be guiding students with a series of blogs throughout the duration of the competition.

Galway Advertiser, Galway Bay FM, athletics great Catherina McKiernan, actor Eugene Horan, Galway City Tours, Galway Bay Tours and Kamil Films are all proud supporters of the Ocean Transformers competition.

Young people are the future leaders of tomorrow so we need you to help raise awareness about plastic polluting our oceans today.

Full competition and prize details on  Students can enter as an individual, a group or a class.  The deadline for entering is 5pm on Friday March 29. Email [email protected] for any queries.

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