The sixth class students of Tubberclair National School, Glasson, received national recognition for their project, which explored the issues facing children in the developing world.
Along with the fourth class from Mullingar Educate Together, the Tubberclair pupils exhibited their project at a function in Dublin Castle on Friday. The title of the Tubberclair project was ‘Much Done, Much More To Do’.
The students were presented with their awards by Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Charlie Flanagan TD.
Now in its 10th year, the Our World Irish Aid Awards are designed to help children in Ireland understand global issues, and Ireland’s role in working to meet the United Nations’ Millennium Development Goals (MDGs ). These goals focus on fighting hunger and poverty and improving the lives of those in the world’s poorest countries.
Speaking at the national final, Minister Flanagan said: “The Our World Irish Aid Awards give pupils from all over Ireland a great opportunity to gain insight in to the lives of children in the developing world and convey their understanding through projects which are both creative and educational.”
He added: “I was really impressed with the standard of the projects exhibited at the national final. All of the students should be extremely proud of their achievements.”
Over 1,000 primary schools throughout Ireland participated in the Our World Irish Aid Awards. All entries were assessed on their creativity, understanding of the theme, and their impact.