Tuesday, February 7, 2023

Kilbeggan’s Shane wants to stop the destruction of our environment

It’s always refreshing to come across a prodigy and our bet in Westmeath Topic is that it’s just a matter of a few years before you’ll be seeing more of young  secondary school student, Shane King on your screens, big or small.

Shane, a second year student in Mercy Secondary School, Kilbeggan is entering the Young Reporters for the Environment 2021 national competition which is organised and promoted by An Taisce.

As part of the acceptance criteria for the competition, Shane had to produce and edit a three minute video report and send this out to local audiences through different media outlets. Proof of completing this task will help Shane attain marks for his report, the closing date for which is Tuesday next week, 20 April. So, Shane is looking for the support of everyone who reads Topic this week.

Shane’s excellent video report is on the very topical issue of littering and is aptly entitled “Litter Less: Rural Ireland”. Previous reports in the Topic, have highlighted the very prominent and ongoing issue  and problem of littering. It is something that affects all of us, even if indirectly in some cases.

It is great to see young people bringing this disgusting practice to light and we sincerely hope the Shane’s video will have an impact in our communities, and encourage other young people to contribute their share.

The video report is very well researched, filmed, and presented and we wish Shane all the best with his submission. Please do take a few minutes to see Shane’s work:

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