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Calling All Wool Enthusiasts: Secondary School Teachers and 4th Year Students – Win a Wool Education Box
Are you passionate about design, textiles, innovation, and promoting sustainable natural Irish fibres in crafts, fashion and environmental issues? Then we have got an exciting opportunity for you!
Shannon ABC are delighted to be working with Wool in School and the Circular Bioecnomy South West to be offering a comprehensive wool education program designed to raise student awareness about the advantages of Irish wool and locally-sourced sustainable fibres.
Are you ready to become a superhero for wool and sustainability? Every little step counts, and by following learning about wool, you can be part of a larger movement towards reducing our carbon footprint and creating a brighter future.
As part of Bioeconomy Ireland Week, we are giving away eight Wool2Ewe education boxes to encourage aspiring innovators and designers in secondary schools throughout Ireland. These boxes are filled with engaging, educational, and wool resources for both group and individual learning, including a vibrant display box and online resource. Winners will be announced during Science Week.
Apply now to win this fantastic opportunity!
• Enter via the form
• To be in with a chance complete one of the two tasks
1) Make a short form video on TikTok talking about the benefits, impact and importance of wool to win the program and box. Tag Wool in School on TikTok or copy link and send to us on Instagram
2) Write a paragraph benefits, impact and importance of wool in the form linked above
Closing date is 5pm 3rd Nov 2023.
This project is made possible by sponsorship from Shannon Applied Biotechnology Centre, Circular Bioeconomy Cluster South-West and CircBio Research Group based at Munster Technological University.
Wool in School
Wool in School is an Irish Business committed to increasing the awareness of wool, its production and sustainable qualities in the school environment. They encourage cross generational learning by exploring wool in its natural form, encouraging further investigation to its uses and benefits as a sustainable resource with a focus on wool innovation and investigation. Wool in School empowers schools to lead the charge in initiating conversations and actions that drive a successful, just, and inclusive green transition. Wool in School have developed a wool education program designed to generate awareness among students about the benefits of wool and local sustainable fibres. The program also includes a colourful display box for classrooms containing fun, educational and creative resources, making it easy for teachers to integrate wool education into their curriculum.
Explore more about Wool in School and Facts about Wool: www.woolinschool.com
Munster Technological University
Munster Technological University is a multi-campus technological university, contributing to the region through the provision of academic programmes that support student development and opportunities, education and research. MTU has an extensive and impressive regional footprint with six campuses across the South-West region in Cork and Kerry, and a student body of 18,000.
Shannon Applied Biotechnology Centre
Shannon Applied Biotechnology Centre is an Enterprise Ireland funded Technology Gateway, and Research Centre. It is a collaboration between Munster Technological University and the Technological University of the Shannon: Midlands Midwest. Shannon ABC’s mission is to contribute to and improve the competitiveness of Irish companies in the Biotech, Food and Life Science Industries through strategic short, medium and long-term partnerships, providing creative, innovative solutions to industry’s challenges as well as access to our research-based pipeline of commercially focused technology offerings. Shannon ABC has developed significant expertise in bioresources – detection, identification, characterisation and valorisation – and collaborates with industry and other research centres in order to deliver this expertise in applied settings.
Circular Bioeconomy Cluster South-West
The Circular Bioeconomy Cluster South-West unlocks and accelerate sustainable business opportunities and new value chains across sectors including those of strategic important to the South-West region, namely marine, agriculture and waste-to-value. The cluster supports companies to develop collaborative projects that have a long-term sustainability impact, aligning business innovation with circular economy and sustainability outcomes. Website: www.cbcsw.ie