St. Patricks are top of the class at Irish Aid Awards

A huge congratulations to the Glencullen 5th & 6th classes who saw off stiff competition from over 1,000 schools to be crowned overall winners at the Irish Aid Awards, held yesterday in Croke Park.

The theme of this year’s project was “Education for all the world’s children”, and Glencullen’s pupils impressed with their understanding and ideas which they portrayed via a range of media including, artwork, drama, photo, film, new media, music, and traditional project presentations. Their teachers also played a crucial part, having provided the foundations for learning, as well as support and advice throughout. The overall goal of these awards is to raise awareness among Irish children of the 8 Millennium Development Goals set by the United Nations.

When asked to comment on the success of the St. Patricks students, Minister for Trade and Development, Joe Costello TD said: “I am delighted for St. Patrick’s National School to have won this year’s awards. Their project shows a strong understanding of the Millennium Development Goals and will be a useful resource for those wishing to learn more about global development. It is crucial that children in Ireland understand they have a role to play in making the world a fairer place.”

Well done to all the students, staff and families who all played a crucial role in this well-deserved win.

To read more about this, you can click HERE for the Irish Aid website article, and click HERE for the Dept. of Foreign Affairs article.

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St. Patricks win at Irish Aid Awards
St. Patricks win at Irish Aid Awards

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