E-denderry: Environmental Sensors deployed in St. Marys Secondary School Press Release Monday 18th October 2021
Further to the launch of the ‘e-denderry IoT - Internet of Things | LoRaWAN Connectivity | Smart Town Technology’ project earlier this year, progress includes ongoing development work in general; the forthcoming inclusion of the project in a new directory of national test beds for new technology, and recent funding for a feasibility study on the next stage of the project.
e-denderry is happy to announce another step forward with St. Mary’s Secondary School in the town; through the deployment of environmental sensors in the three types of buildings on the school grounds for pupils access to temperature, humidity, air pressure and CO2 readings of the locations and use of the data for school work in relevant subjects and class room based assessments.
Overseeing the installation of these last Friday 15th October as part of An Taisce Green Schools Climate Action Week (11-17th October), Sharon Ryan Vice Principal of the school reflects on the approach taken by Anne Marie Nestor, the Science teacher who made initial contact before the summer with Offaly Co Co and Cellnex as to how the school might contribute to and benefit from working with the e-denderry project.
Paul Delaney, Sales Director with Cellnex Ireland outlines the benefits to all parties in the project - “we’re pleased to commence work with St. Mary’s and colleagues there. It’s important to us that the educational aspects of what we are doing in the wider e-denderry project are considered useful activities for school science and other subjects; and from an information sharing and learning perspective as to how the Internet of Things and LoRaWAN can raise awareness of environmental conditions, indoor and outdoor as regards energy awareness and support to the climate change agenda”.
Welcoming the new aspect of the e-denderry project with thanks to Cellnex, Catriona Hilliard Broadband/Digital Officer, Offaly County Council says “this demonstrates further collaboration of the e-denderry project for community benefit; with the smart sensors from Safecility, the LoRaWAN network and the Cellnex Smartbrain. It’s a great chance for pupils to access smart information to support their learning and development and for the school to become part of smart activity in the town, as part of Digital Offaly work and our STEM support activities”.