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Shared education science project wins top award

More than 400 pupils working together to design and create their own vehicles using recycled materials

A PROJECT to design, make and power moving vehicles using recycled materials has won neighbouring schools a major award.

St Colum's PS and Portstewart PS were presented with the 2017 Rolls Royce Eden Award at a ceremony in London.

It is given to the school that has made the most significant contribution to ecology education in Britain and Northern Ireland.

A shared education science Marvellous Movers involved more than 400 pupils working together to design and create their own vehicles using recycled materials and renewable energy sources.

The two eco-schools aim to make sustainability an integral part of school life. The project aimed to build awareness of environmental issues while providing opportunity to develop innovative ideas for discarded materials.

The schools were also named as runner-up in the overall Rolls Royce science prize.

Project leader, Louise Gilmore was delighted by the result.

"We can't believe we're bringing back two such lauded awards from this event," she said.

St Colum's PS principal Grainne McGoldrick added: "We can't wait to show the children and our colleagues the result of their hard work in school."

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