Fifteen secondary schools throughout Waterford recently registered to take part in a litter challenge to help make County Waterford cleaner. This competition, sponsored by Tom Murphy Car Sales Volkswagen, will see an impressive fifteen schools carrying out clean ups of their local area over the next 6 weeks to compete for the €1500 prize money.
The competition will be judged by a member of IBAL (Irish Business Against Litter), who run the Irish Anti- Litter league of cities, towns and villages each year.
Tom Murphy, sponsor of the competition prize money, commented, “To see fifteen secondary schools taking part in this challenge is very encouraging. We hope that it helps to develop a sense of pride and ownership in our communities. I’d like to take the opportunity to thank all of the participating schools for their entry into this great initiative and wish them the best of luck with their clean-up activities.”
Pictured launching the Local Litter Challenge for Secondary Schools are :
L-R, Ella Ryan, Environmental Awareness Officer, Waterford City & County Council, Steven Reinl, Tom Murphy and John Byrne, Tom Murphy Car Sales, and Gerald Hurley, Waterford Chamber.