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Global Goal Getters -The work of pupils from Castleconnell National School and Scoil Ide has been chosen to feature in the latest edition Global Goal Getters -The work of pupils from Castleconnell National School and Scoil Ide has been chosen to feature in the latest edition

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Limerick pupils have their work is chosen for Global Goal Getters 

Global Goal Getters -The work of pupils from Castleconnell National School and Scoil Ide has been chosen to feature in the latest edition 

Limerick pupils have their work is chosen for Global Goal Getters 

Poem ‘Globals Goals’ by Scoil Ide pupil Jake Fox

Poem ‘Globals Goals’ by Scoil Ide pupil Jake Fox

The work of pupils from Castleconnell National School and Scoil Ide has been chosen to feature in the latest edition Global Goal Getters.

This online magazine showcases projects from primary school pupils taking part in this year’s Our World Irish Aid Awards, the Department of Foreign Affairs’ flagship global citizenship award scheme.  Work from both schools was also featured in the first edition of the magazine.

Since January, primary school pupils across Ireland have been learning in the classroom and at home about the importance of working with others to address global challenges and build a more equal, peaceful, and sustainable world. 

For the first time in its 16-year history, the Our World Irish Aid Awards features a rolling deadline for submissions. Each and every entry is considered for inclusion in the three Global Goal Getters online multimedia magazines which are being published to showcase children’s learning, creativity and voices nationwide.  

The inaugural edition of Global Goal Getters was published online in early March and has already attracted the attention of people not just in Ireland, but also as far away as Finland, the United States of America, South Korea, India, Haiti and Brazil.

Schools are invited to communicate their ideas and understanding of the issues in writing, song, film, artwork or another medium of their choosing.

Poem ‘The Sea’ by Scoil Ide pupil Zoe O Regan

Poem ‘The Sea’ by Scoil Ide pupil Zoe O Regan

In addition to the opportunity to have a project featured in the Global Goal Getters online multimedia magazines, selected entries will win a place at a final awards ceremony, the format of which will be determined in the context of the prevailing Covid-19 guidelines.

There is also a special edition printed magazine which includes additional awards such as Teacher of the Year and Best Irish Language Submission.

Congratulating the pupils on their work, Minister of State for Overseas Development and Diaspora, Colm Brophy T.D. said:

“The Awards provide an important opportunity to learn about the work Irish Aid carries out on the behalf of the people of Ireland and how we can all play a part in making the world a better place for all.

“I am extremely encouraged by the strong response to this year’s Our World Irish Aid Award.  To date we have received 330 entries from schools across the country, including many entries from pupils learning at home. 

“There is still lots of time to take part and so I would urge primary school teachers to look at the range of creative and engaging cross-curriculum teaching materials which have been developed.”

The Our World Irish Aid Awards Global Goal Getters magazine can be found at www.ourworldirishaidawards.ie.  Schools are encouraged to submit projects on an ongoing basis for inclusion in the subsequent issues of Global Goal Getters.

For more information on Global Goal Getters go HERE

For more stories on primary schools go HERE

Richard is a presenter, producer, songwriter and actor. He was named the Limerick Person of the Year (2011) and won an online award at the Metro Éireann Media and Multicultural Awards (2011) for promoting multi-culturalism online. Richard says that the ilovelimerick.com concept is very much a community driven project that aims to document life in Limerick. So, that in 20 years time people can look back and remember the events that were making the headlines.

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