Local pupil stars in new TV environmental programme

Local pupil Suibhne Gibney, second from left, who is appearing in Na Dulrad�ir� by Paper Owl Films, being shown on TG4. (Submitted Picture).
Local pupil Suibhne Gibney, second from left, who is appearing in Na Dulrad�ir� by Paper Owl Films, being shown on TG4. (Submitted Picture).

A local pupil is starring in a new educational environmental programme which has just started airing on TV screens across Ireland.

Suibhne Gibney from Gaelscoil Éanna, Newtownabbey, will feature in one of the 12 episodes.

The 12 part series is an environmental programme which was filmed across locations in Northern Ireland enabling and encouraging children to supply scientists from around the world with research on our unique wildlife.

‘Na Dulradóirí’ by Paper Owl Films, will be shown on TG4 and will see local school children across Northern Ireland get to grips with some of our prime environmental locations - including Strangford Lough, Tollymore Forest and Portmore Lough - supplying scientists from around the world with research on our unique wildlife.

The series will examine our impact on some of our various species including red squirrels, seals, red deer and badgers, to name a few.

The creative team at Paper Owl produced the programme with the aim to not only educate young people and their families to about the detrimental impact our actions can have at both a local and global level but to empower young people to make a difference – by observing, recording and making local spaces safer for our unique wildlife.

Grainne McGuinness, Managing Director of Paper Owl Films said: “We’ve been working on this project now for over a year and we’re so excited to see it finally come to life this week on our screens. We’re thrilled to see this go on air on on the Cúla4 young people’s zone on TG4 this Autumn, thanks to the support of Northern Ireland Screen’s Irish Language Broadcast Fund.

The series will run on TG4 until December 7.