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The Taoiseach Enda Kenny has congratulated the staff and students of Craggagh National School on the school's recent nomination for an Eircom Junior Spiders award, based on its online project work and blog posts relating to the Blue Star Programme. These annual awards honour outstanding achievement online and celebrate the successes of the Irish internet and digital media.
An Taoiseach Enda Kenny visited pupils in Craggagh National School, Balla, this week for the launch of the 2013-2014 Blue Star Programme; a national primary school initiative which aims to foster better understanding and knowledge of the European Union among Irish primary school pupils through classroom projects and activities. The Taoiseach was welcomed to Craggagh NS by a colourful guard of honour put on by the school’s younger pupils. During his visit, the Taoiseach met with members of the school community and was treated to an exhibition of the pupils’ Blue Star projects and artwork from the entire school.
As part of the national Europe Day celebrations, on May 9, the pupils of Craggagh National School took part in the countrywide Shake Hands for Europe initiative.
A teacher from Kiltimagh has won a national competition, which recognised his lesson comparing ancient Egypt with ancient Mayo, as one of the most creative school classes in the country.
Additional teaching posts have been allocated to three schools in County Mayo, according to Fianna Fáil TD Beverley Flynn.
A plea has been made to the Minister for Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs, Éamon Ó Cuív, to put pressure on his colleague, Education Minister Batt O'Keeffe, to prevent the loss of teaching posts in rural schools.
The continual erosion of farm incomes over the past 18 months has led to severe difficulties for farmers. According to the Central Statistics Office (CSO), farm incomes will have fallen by 30 per cent at the end of 2009, this is on top of a 10 per cent drop in 2008. Clearly, the farming industry is in crisis as this figure signifies the biggest drop since Ireland joined the EEC in 1973.