Dublin’s global goal getters congratulated by MinisterPadraig Conlon 05 Apr 2022
(Pictured above are Balbriggan ETNS pupils trying out each others games)
The first of two 2022 editions of the online magazine Global Goal Getters, featuring the work of primary school pupils across Ireland taking part in this year’s Our World Irish Aid Awards, was launched yesterday by Minister Colm Brophy.
The awards are the Department of Foreign Affairs’ flagship global citizenship award scheme.
Projects submitted by the 4th Class from Our Lady Queen of the Apostles, Clondalkin; the 3rd Class from Loreto College Junior School; 6th Class pupils from Balbriggan Education Together National School and 6th Class pupils at St Bridgid’s Boys’ National School are all featured in the online magazine.
The 4th Class at Our Lady Queen of the Apostles, Clondalkin hosted a Climate Action Week which included classroom displays about how humans make the earth feel and performing a song about how we can look after our planet.
The 3rd Class at Loreto College Junior School, Stephen’s Green created a cool rap (above) about wellbeing and the Global Goals.
6th Class pupils from Balbriggan Educate Together National school (pictured above and below) created their very own board games focusing on the Global Goals and a colourful poster showing how the Global Goals and the work of Irish Aid are connected through their partnerships with the focus countries.
6th Class pupils Donncha McDonald and Dylan Brown from St Brigid’s Boys’ National School, Foxrock worked on interesting projects on Uganda and Vietnam respectively.
Congratulating the pupils and teachers at all four schools, Minister Brophy said:
“It is wonderful to see so many primary school pupils in Dublin and right across Ireland take part in this year’s Our World Irish Aid Awards, lending their voices and perspectives to the work being carried out to tackle the big issues facing the world such as climate change and the pandemic.
“The level of commitment to playing a part in making our planet a better home for all shines through in all the submissions, so much so that it is clear that Ireland’s reputation for putting its shoulder to the wheel when it comes to making a positive difference to the lives of those less fortunate than ourselves is safe in the hands of the next generation.”
Our Lady Queen of the Apostle, Loreto College Junior School, Balbriggan Educate Together National School, and St. Bridgid’s Boys’ National School will compete for a place at the National Final Ceremony and inclusion in a special edition printed annual magazine which will be distributed nationwide.
Submissions are still being accepted with the final date for entries being Friday 8th April 2022. Schools are invited to communicate their ideas and understanding of the issues in writing, song, film, artwork or other medium of their choosing.