Mayo schools in Irish Aid Award finals

Irish Aid is delighted to announce that 60 schools have now been selected for the regional finals for the Our World Irish Aid Awards 2013, and Claremorris National School and St Patrick’s National School Rathnamagh, Crossmolina have made the shortlist.

The regional final will take place at The Model Arts Centre in Sligo on Monday May 20th ahead of a special Our World Irish Aid Awards ceremony in Croke Park in Dublin for the finalist schools in June. The most outstanding project will receive the overall Our World Irish Aid Awards trophy.

The awards encourage primary school children to learn more about the lives of children in the developing world and to use their knowledge to create projects from art, drama and essays to poetry, film and music. The awards foster a greater understanding of the UN’s Millennium Development Goals (MDGs ) and Irish Aid’s work in developing countries.

The theme for this year’s awards is Education for all the World’s Children. Ensuring that by 2015 all children complete a full course of primary schooling is the second Millennium Development Goal.

More than 500 schools entered the awards and this year’s awards were open to all pupils in third to sixth class (years four to seven in Northern Ireland ).

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