Local primary school pupils chosen as Global Goal Getters
LOCAL primary school students in South Dublin have been chosen as Ireland’s latest Global Goal Getters, reports Lauren Castleman.
Pupils from five Dublin primary schools, including Rathfarnham Educate Together National School, Clondalkin’s Our Lady Queen of the Apostles, and Lucan’s Scoil Mhuire, were chosen to be featured in the latest edition of the Our World Irish Aid Awards online magazine Global Goal Getters.
These features have placed them in the running for a coveted spot at the final event on June 14.
The magazine, written by students for students, focuses on the United Nation’s 2015 Global Goals for Sustainable Development.
From Rathfarnham Educate Together National School, fifth class students Lauren Martin and Irie Stewert created a song entitled “All of Us Together,” which speaks of working together to achieve the Global Goals and look after the planet in an efficient manner.
Sixth class students from Scoil Mhuire, Séan Gannon, Róisin Offenhausen, and Adam Maritz, wrote a rap about the different Global Goals.
Their classmates, Darragh Burns, Aaron Kelly, and Meagan Geary, wrote an educational article about three of the seventeen Global Goals: quality education, climate action, and reduced inequalities.
At Our Lady Queen of the Apostles, fourth class pupils worked on multiple projects to do with climate action, including a video taken before they headed out for their local St. Patrick’s Day parade: a Healthy Me and Healthy Planet presentation with inspiring messages.
Minister of State for Overseas Development and Diaspora Colm Brophy TD congratulated the pupils, saying: “I am so encouraged not just by the level of participation in this year’s Awards, but also by the level of insight and understanding demonstrated by our young people when it comes to making our planet a better home for all.
This is a testament to the commitment of our national schoolteachers and their passion for the Awards and nurturing an ethos of global citizenship.”
Rathfarnham Educate Together National School, Our Lady Queen of the Apostles, and Scoil Mhuire will now compete for a place at the National Final Ceremony and, along with it, an inclusion in the special edition printed annual magazine that will be seen throughout the nation.
Awards include School of the Year, Teacher of the Year, Best Performance, and the Gaeilge Award for the best entry submitted entirely in Irish.
The national final will be held on Tuesday, June 14 at Farmleigh House and livestreamed for those who cannot attend the in-person ceremony.
For more information on the Our World Irish Aid Awards 2022, visit the Our World Irish Aid Awards website HERE.