Project Recognition Day Awards

25 Sep 2003

As you are aware the Dental Services and Health Promotion Services of the North Western Health Board (NWHB) have been involved with the Dental Health Foundation in the development of an innovative project - Cool Water Cool Smiles - aimed at promoting healthier drink choices for First Year post primary students in selected Donegal schools.

As part of the initiative participating schools took part in a presentation day, hosted by the NWHB in the Mount Errgal, Hotel in Letterkenny, on the 25th September 2003. The projects presented by students were of a very high standard and demonstrated the key lessons learned through participation in the Cool Water Cool Smiles Initiative. The judging panel spent considerable time interviewing students, and viewing the posters and research undertaken as part of this initiative. The following winners were announced:

Presentation Category
First Prize : Class Brenda : Loreto Convent, Letterkenny : Pearly Whites
Second Prize : Class Brid : Loreto Convent : "Keep the boys keen"

Originality Category
First Prize : Arranmore : "Be Cool-Smile"
Second Prize : Class Bernadet : Loreto Convent : "Funky Smiles"
Third Prize : Colaiste Ailigh, Letterkenny: “Cool drink-Cool smile

Group Project Category
First Prize : Class Blaithin : Loreto Convent : "Everything to do with teeth"
Second Prize : Class Brona : Loreto Convent : "Cool water is cool smiles"

Individual Project Category
First Prize : Emer McArdle : Colaist Ailigh : "Fiacail ag Lobh"

Poster Category
First Prize : Ballinamore Vocational School
Second Prize : Rosses Community School Dungloe

Overall Winners Category
First Prize : Ballinamore Vocational School : "Healthy drinks for healthy teeth"
Second Prize : Class Brenda : Loreto Convent : "Pearly Whites"
Third Prize : Class Barbara : Loreto Convent : "Smile"

Students from Colaiste Chu Uladh, Ballinamore who were the overall winners at the Cool Water Cool Smiles Competition receiving their prize from Ms Breeda Maher, Dental Health Foundation. Seated from left are Ms Anne McAnteer, Senior Health Promotion Officer, NWHB, Dr. Nader Farvardin, Principal Dental Surgeon, NWHB, Ms Anne Harkin, Project Officer, Dental Services, NWHB, Ms Ancy Moore, Dental Health Services, Ms. Fiona McGeedy, Dental Services NWHB, and Ms Kathleen McKeague, Community Dietitian. Photograph by: Clive Wasson.