Marian Harkin MEP visited Feevagh National School, Dysart on Tuesday, 9th of May (Europe Day), and was hugely impressed by the welcome she received and the preparations and presentations made by the pupils.
“Feevagh N.S. is a great justification for the preservation of two-teacher primary schools in rural areas and an absolute credit to the teachers who, on my visit, had prepared their students so well in helping them to understand what the European Union is all about”, she said.
At the event MEP Marian Harkin and Eugene Murphy TD answered a range of questions concerning European and national politics and the nature and extent of their work. The pupils also had prepared examples of the foods of the different EU countries, which were enjoyed by the attendance, which included parents of the students.
“Going away from Feevagh I had a great sense that the early education of the pupils in the school was creating a very sound basis for their futures and their awareness of Ireland’s place in an evolving European Union”, Marian Harkin MEP said.