The 2014 Eircom Junior Spiders winners were announced at a ceremony at Google HQ in Dublin today. Hosted by RTÉ’s Aidan Power, the awards recognise and reward primary and post primary students for the innovative ways they use the internet, especially around website development, school blogs and design.
At primary level, the Mega Spiders have three categories – Best Project, Best School Blog and Best School Website. There is also a Grand Prix award for the overall winner. We were delighted to win both awards for Best School Blog and the Grand Prix!
“What a fantastic bunch of winners we have. Congratulations to each and every school. We had a tremendous response to the awards this year resulting in a 45pc increase in entries. Competition was genuinely stiff so it’s an incredible achievement to win an award,” said Lisa Comerford, consumer marketing director, Eircom and chairperson of the judging panel.
Caoilynn, James, Tommy and James represented the school at the awards with Ms Brennan and had an absolute ball! We’re so proud of them! James met an ACTUAL spider…. There were lots of cool stands and displays and there was an amazing magician at the show too. Check out all of the vines below!
We appeared in the Irish Examiner and appeared on the Morning Edition and News2day on RTE. You can watch us on News2day here.
— St. Peter’s Primary (@StPetersBray) April 30, 2014
We wanted to share as much of the day as possible with everyone so we took lots of photos and Vines. Here are some of our Vines from the day:
Here’s our Animoto of some of our many photos – well done Oisín, our photographer from the day.
If you can’t see the Animoto, please click here.
Thanks a million for all the good wishes from near and far – expect a Storify in the next day or two capturing all the lovely tweets we received!