Bank builders: Waterford schools win prizes at AIB challenge
Students from Waterford schools have walked away with prizes from the 18th ‘AIB Build A Bank Challenge’ which was held through video conferencing due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Students from Ard Scoil Na Mara, St. Angela’s Secondary School, De La Salle College and Waterpark College took part in the final of one of the longest running schools programmes for Transition and 5th Year students across Ireland.
St. Angela’s Secondary School were awarded the ‘Judges Merit’ for their ‘I’m A Banker Get Me Out Of Here!’ entry, while Ardscoil Na Mara won ‘Best Newcomer’ for their ‘Bank By The Beach’ entry. Waterpark College were awarded Ireland’s Fittest Bank.
St. Mary’s Secondary School, Mallow, Cork were awarded the title of National Champions 2020 as well as €5,000 for their school for their project Buzzy Bank which raised funds for their chosen charity Bumbleance, the Children’s National Ambulance service, their experience in supporting Nazareth Nursing Home, Mallow, and the organisation of a talk from the Irish Heart Foundation in their school.
Normally, the year-long programme ends with at a National Final in Dublin where students present their projects to the judging panel before the winners are announced at a prize giving ceremony but due to current Covid-19 restrictions this was not possible this year.
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