Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for the first time in 2016. Across the year, 29 EPA employees from their Head Office in Johnstown Castle Estate, Wexford and their Castlebar Regional Inspectorate in Mayo volunteered to teach Junior Achievement programmes in primary and secondary schools. The local students – who got the chance to be involved in JA programmes because of the EPA volunteers participation – ranged from senior infants at primary level to Transition year students at secondary level.We were delighted to partner with the
In addition to teaching a programme, 11 of the volunteers invited their classes to visit the EPA to see first-hand the work that happens there and to further develop their understanding of the correlation between education and the work place. Activities included visits to the conference room and a very special science workshop where the students witnessed science and engineering coming to life by means of a hovercraft, a drone and river micro fauna displays.
Thanks to each of our first volunteers from the EPA, we look forward to continuing our partnership with the EPA in their Dublin, Monaghan and Kilkenny sites in 2017.