Today, we are delighted to be launching our FUEL YOUR SCHOOL competition, in association with Electric Ireland and Greenstar.
It does what it says on the tin: if your school wins the prize you will receive free electricity, to the value of €5000 for one year.
It’s open to primary schools in the Republic of Ireland, and there will be FOUR winning schools.
And to enter all you have to do is tell us, in not more than 400 words, what you have done to improve your environment, either in the school or in their locality.
You can also send an accompanying photo, not more than 1 MB in size, to illustrate your entry.
And you have from right now until next Wednesday, September 11th to get your entries in. We will only accept one entry per school.
Full details and terms and conditions can be found by clicking here.
The judges are well-known names to listeners of Mooney Goes Wild:
Eanna ni Lamhna is our Munster judge
Richard Collins will be judging Ulster (Donegal, Monaghan and Cavan)
Terry Flanagan is our Connaught Judge
AND... Jim Wilson is a Corkman, so we have made him our LEINSTER judge in the interests of fairness! He joins us today from our Cork studio to explain what he'll be looking for in choosing a winning school...
Jim's latest book is called The Birds Of Ireland: A Field Guide, and is co-written with Mark Carmody. It's published by The Collins Press, the RRP is €14.99, and the ISBN is 9781848891791. More information is available by clicking here.
Whilst Mooney reporter Brenda Donohue is out today at Holy Cross Primary School in Dundrum, Dublin, to talk to the school's Principal Ultan Mac Mathúna, and Green Schools Co-Ordinator Karen Cinnamon, to find out what schools are currently doing to improve their local environment...