Scoil Treasa pupils help launch Our World Irish Aid Awards
Colm Brophy, TD at the launch with pupils from Scoil Treasa

Scoil Treasa pupils help launch Our World Irish Aid Awards

PRIMARY school pupils from Scoil Treasa in Firhouse helped to launch the 2022 Our World Irish Aid Awards which aims to teach students across the country about Ireland’s role in tackling global poverty and climate change, reports Aimee Walsh.

The pupils, alongside Colm Brophy TD, Minister for Overseas Development Aid and Diaspora launched the awards, which have taken the theme of ‘wellbeing for people and planet’ this year.

Speaking at the launch last week, Minister Brophy said: “The big issues facing the world, such as the pandemic and climate change, are influencing the lives of young people. I want to hear their voices and their perspectives on the things that they see are shaping their lives, as well as the lives of millions of others around the world, and how we can make ours a better world.

“The Our World Irish Aid Awards will this year focus on the importance of looking after ourselves, each other and our planet. The awards will raise awareness of the role each and every one of us can play in making our planet a better home for us all. I look forward to primary schools around the country taking part and look forward to seeing their projects later this year.”

Primary schools nationwide will receive curriculum-linked teaching and learning materials to help teachers and pupils discover more about each of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Irish Aid’s eight focus countries. The materials include a pupil’s magazine, lesson plans, activity sheets and online games.

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