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07th July 2005

WATER, WATER EVERYWHERE!

<p>Citybeat’s Maurice Jay brought a smile to the faces of seventeen budding young artists recently when he hosted The Consumer Council’s ‘Use Water Wisely’ schools’ poster competition awards presentation.</p>

More than 2,200 children from primary and special schools across Northern Ireland submitted posters based on three themes: making responsible water choices, turn off the tap when you're brushing your teeth and get dripping taps fixed. The winners received their prizes at an awards presentation at the Lough Neagh Discovery Centre, Craigavon on 17 June 2005.

Steve Costello, Chairman of The Consumer Council said: “I want to pay tribute to the children and their teachers for the effort and creativity they have put into their designs. The standard of entries was extremely high. In fact, we are going to have the winning entries made into a calendar for schools. This will help us to carry the important use water wisely message to the widest possible audience all year round.”

Winners received £100 for the school and £50 for themselves. Runners up received £25 for the school and £25 for themselves. Discretionary prizewinners received £25 for themselves. A full list of winners is attached.

Special Schools - aged 13-18

Winner

  • Patrick Potter, Clifton Special School, Bangor

Runner up

  • Ryan McLaverty, Park School and ERC, Belfast

Runner up

  • Mary Lynch, Elmbrook School, Enniskillen

Discretionary

  • Robin McMaster, Loughan School, Ballymena

Special Schools  - Under 12s

Winner

  • Robyn McBride, Beechgrove School, Ballymena

Runner up

  • Brendon McCauley, Belmont House School, Londonderry

Runner up

  • Niall Bradley, Jordanstown Schools

Discretionary

  • Joshua Nelson, Jordanstown Schools

Primary 6 and 7

Winner

  • Katie Rooney, Edendork Primary School, Dungannon

Runner up

  • John McLister, St Patrick's and St Brigid's Primary School, Ballycastle

Runner up

  • Hannah Stevens, Ballymena Primary School

Discretionary

  • Shannon McCourt, Cloughoge Primary School, Newry

Primary 4 and 5

Winner

  • Hayden Hall, Ballinamallard Primary School

Runner up

  • Samuel Chan, Ballymena Primary School

Runner up

  • Naomi Lightowler, Moira Primary School

Discretionary

  • Timothy Adams, Magherafelt Primary School

Discretionary

  •   Megan Tate, Moira Primary School
  1. The Consumer Council media contact: Susie Brown, telephone, 028 9067 4807 or e-mail, [email protected]
  1. The Consumer Council is an independent consumer organisation, working to bring about change to benefit Northern Ireland's consumers. The Council campaigns for high standards of service and protection and a fair deal for all. It also carries out research, gives advice and publishes reports and other publications. It deals with individual complaints about electricity, natural gas, coal and passenger transport.

For more information, visit our website at www.gccni.org.uk