Irene Hughes is a teacher in Ashbourne Community School. Irene’s initial passion for our planet was largely inspired by a hugely committed group of lecturers who developed a pioneering degree in Environmental Science in the University of Ulster in the 1980s.
As a community school teacher, Irene channels her keen interest in environmental issues through her leadership of the Green Schools initiatives and by creating and running an Environmental module with her TY students each year. Their current focus is on removing disposable water bottles from the school, and highlighting and educating our students about the environmental crisis which is plastic pollution.
As a Climate Ambassador, Irene now feels she has a duty and a responsibility to take the environmental campaign further than the school community. Irene feels fortunate to have the co-operation of 3 student Ambassadors in their school and together they are making steady progress.
Irene looks forward to working with you all in the future as our combined skills will be required to tackle the huge environmental challenges we face. For Irene’s contact details, email firstname.lastname@example.org