Ryan Tubridy launches ‘Imagine the Future’ Schools competition in Wicklow

Television and radio presenter Ryan Tubridy will serve as one of the judges of NBI’s ‘Imagine the Future’ competition for primary schools.

The Late Late Show host launched the competition at Kilmacanogue National School in Wicklow.

National Broadband Ireland (NBI) is the company delivering the new future-proofed, high-speed Fibre-to-the-Home network under the National Broadband Plan (NBP) on behalf of the Government.

Students in the 679 primary schools located in the intervention area of the National Broadband Plan are eligible to take part in the new art, design and imagination competition.

The ‘Imagine the Future’ competition aims to highlight and delve into how students perceive the principle of high-speed fibre broadband and the potential opportunities that arise from it. Students have been asked to create a piece of art responding to the simple statement, ‘Imagine the Future’.

Entries can take a variety of forms, including a sculpture, a photo, a painting, a song, a short movie or even a dance – making it as accessible as possible for students to participate.

Entries can focus on the following themes: 

  • Transportation of the future 
  • School of the future 
  • Home of the future 
  • Workplace of the future 
  • Hospital of the future 
  • Community of the future

The winners of the competition will be selected by a judging panel including Ryan Tubridy and representatives from National Broadband Ireland; Promethean, the global education technology company; and the SFI IPIC Centre for Photonics Research.

Ryan Tubridy, Judge of the Imagine the Future Schools Competition said: “I’m delighted to be involved with the Imagine the Future Schools Competition and can’t wait to see all of the tremendous entries from students around the country. I think this is a great opportunity for children to let their imaginations run wild and envision all of the great, weird and interesting possibilities that technology is going to unlock for them in the future.”

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