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Amazing News!

The project by our Global Citizenship Group has been selected as a National Finalist in the Our World Irish Aid Awards!

We attended the regional finals today where we were very proud to be in the top 15 selected in Leinster and were gobsmacked when our school was called as one of three schools to go forward to the National Finals in June!

A huge well done to Ellen, Samse, Jesse, Angelina, Rosanna, Molly and Huzaifah who have all represented the school so well. 🙂

 

Irish Aid and the Global Goals

Over the past few months, the Global Citizenship group from 5th Class have been learning all about Irish Aid and the Global Goals.  They decided to focus of three issues in particular that were affecting Ireland’s partner countries – overuse of plastic, climate change and the environmental problems caused by ‘fast fashion’.   

They created business cards …

… a presentation to teach other classes about what they had been learning …

 

 

… and a TV show all about the Global Goals!

 

They had great fun, learned a lot and worked hard to make a positive change in their little corner of the world and everyone can do the same thing!   So remember –

“Don’t wait for something to happen

Make it happen!”

 

 

 

 

 

Cambodia Day

As part of a partnership with Donabate Portrane ETNS and PEPY (an educational NGO in Cambodia), on Friday we welcomed four Cambodian visitors to the school.  Sina, Soury, Phearith and Saveong attended the awards assemblies and delivered workshops in a selection of classes.  The children (who had been learning about Cambodia  before the visit) got a chance to ask questions, discuss their learning and even try some Khmer dancing! It was a great day and we would like to say a huge ‘akun’ to all four visitors and wish them good luck with their future studies!