12 March 2021 No Comments by The Northern Standard

Work of pupils from Lisdoonan National School and Scoil Naomh Padraig showcased in new Our World Irish Aid Awards online magazine

Minister of State for Overseas Development and Diaspora, Colm Brophy T.D., has pressed the ‘go live’ button on the first edition of Global Goal Getters, a new online publication showcasing the work of primary school pupils across Ireland participating in this year’s Our World Irish Aid Awards, the Department of Foreign Affairs’ flagship global citizenship award scheme.

Amongst the 33 schools selected whose work has been to be included in the first edition are Lisdoonan National School, Carrickmacross and Scoil Naomh Padraig, Corracrin. This year the Our World Irish Aid Awards programme has been Covid-19-proofed to ensure that pupils can continue to take part whether they are at school, engaging in blended learning or studying from home. Its theme, Partnership for the Goals, emphasises the importance of working with others to address global problems and build a more equal, peaceful, and sustainable world. For the first time in its 16-year history, the Our World Irish Aid Awards features a rolling deadline for submissions, with each and every entry being considered for inclusion in the three Global Goal Getters online multi-media magazines which are being published as a way of showcasing children’s learning, creativity and voices nationwide.

Congratulating the pupils and teachers at Lisdoonan National School and Scoil Naomh Padraig, Minister Brophy said: “It is really encouraging to see so many teachers and pupils continue to engage in the Our World Irish Aid Awards, despite the challenging circumstances we all find ourselves in. We have already received over 250 submissions from schools across Ireland and are so impressed with the effort, creativity and learning taking place across our nation’s…

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