MABS – St Patricks Secondary School Castleisland
Team Name

MABS – St Patricks Secondary School Castleisland

Our Chosen Challenge

Challenge 1 – Climate Change


Space or Place

School Name

St. Patrick's Secondary School, College Road, Castleisland, Co. Kerry


Mr Forrest

Team Members
Alejandro Romero Bruno Hausmann Marc O’Connor Shea Lewless

Why as a team did you choose to focus on this challenge?

Our team has chosen to focus on this challenge because we believe that climate change is a priority, which is not given the importance it deserves. Climate change directly affects us, the younger generation. On the other hand, we are fascinated by everything related to architecture. We are attracted by the idea of creating a self-sufficient home with renewable energies.

What do you know now about the challenge that you didn't know before?

We have now obtained answers to our endless questions. That have helped to find the solution to take a step forward against climate change. the use of renewable energies is the best option to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. To avoid deforestation.

What have you learnt about your Hero?

The challenges facing our hero are lack of money, work, home, food and water. The reasons are that we live in a society where homelessness is not taken into account. Our hero is disabled and this makes it very difficult for him to find work.

If you could improve one thing for your Hero what would that be?

We believe that what would really help our Hero would be to improve his studies, in order to increase his chances of finding a job. Studies nowadays are vital to be able to have a good job and cover your needs.

Do you have any ideas for a potential solution? No matter how raw, share them with your Mentors for feedback.

One solution we are considering is to create the design of a small, efficient and most importantly, self-sustainable house. This means that we would be helping the environment and also the self-sustainability would give a passive benefit by not spending money on electricity, water... this will help our Hero to save money, and have a house to live in.

Ask your Mentor anything …. This is a chance to ask your Mentors a direct question relating to your Big Idea.

We wanted to ask you what you think is the best material. For the exterior and interior of our house, which is the best option both in terms of quality and price? On the other hand we wanted to ask you what do you think are the best renewable energy sources that we can use?

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