Finalist

School

Gael Cholaiste Chill Dara, Naas

Team

Caoimhe Kinsella
Caelan Carroll
Ava Carroll

Teacher

Liz Ní Fhaoláin

“Decimāre” is based on the Latin name for decimation: to destroy or kill a large proportion of something. Our dragon, Decimāre, is a representation of the annihilation being wrought upon our ecosystems. The extensive use of plastic in our society, the discovery of widespread plastic waste in our seas, and even more worrying, in the anatomy of the most remote sea species is harrowing. To think that creatures similar to Decimāre, hailing from Palaeolithic times and surviving for millennia are being obliterated due to man, who has lived only a minute fraction of their era is utterly disconcerting

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