Local students are Global Goal Getters!

The work of pupils from three local national schools will feature in the latest edition of Global Goal Getters, an online magazine which showcases projects from schools taking part in this year’s Our World Irish Aid Awards.

Students from Ballintleva National School, Curraghboy; Ballyfeeney National School, Scramogue; and St. Mary’s National School, Ballinagare, will see their work featured in the Department of Foreign Affairs’ flagship global citizenship award scheme.

Ballintleva and Ballyfeeney National Schools were 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.

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

The inaugural edition of Global Goal Getters was published online in early March and has already attracted the attention of people as far away as Finland, the United States of America, South Korea, India, Haiti and Brazil.

Registered primary schools nationwide receive curriculum-linked teaching and learning materials to help teachers and pupils discover more about each of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the work of Irish Aid. Materials are available in Irish.

The Global Goal Getters magazine as well as a suite of home learning materials for pupils can be found at www.ourworldirishaidawards.ie.