Roscommon students become Ireland’s latest Global Goal Getters!

The work of primary school pupils from St. Mary’s Primary School, Strokestown; Scoil Cill Rónáin in Boyle, and Ballyfeeney National School in Scramogue has been chosen to feature in the latest edition of the Our World Irish Aid Award’s online magazine, Global Goal Getters, placing them in the running for a coveted place at the prestigious upcoming national final.

Sarah Dixon, a sixth-class pupil from St. Mary’s Primary School, created a thoughtful and colourful slogan poster called, ‘Sharing is Caring’, which highlights a number of Irish Aid phrases.

Pupils at Scoil Cill Rónáin were busy putting together projects all about the work of Irish Aid and its focus countries. A fact file created by Leah Masterson and Amy Keaveney was chosen to feature in Global Goal Getters.

Third and fourth-class pupils at Ballyfeeney National School have created multiple pieces based on this year’s Our World Irish Aid Awards theme, ‘Wellbeing for People and Planet’, including poems by Daniel Rolfe and Leah Lowe, slogans to help spread the message that together we can make big changes for our world, and a Live Your Life in Full Colour presentation board.

Congratulating the pupils and their teachers at St. Mary’s Primary School, Scoil Cill Rónáin, and Ballyfeeney National School, Minister of State for Overseas Development and Diaspora, Colm Brophy TD said: “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 school teachers, and their passion for the awards and nurturing an ethos of global citizenship”.

St. Mary’s Primary School, Scoil Cill Rónáin, and Ballyfeeney National School will now compete for a place at the National Final and inclusion in a special edition printed annual magazine, which will be distributed nationwide. As well as the School of the Year, there will be additional awards such as Teacher of the Year, Best Performance, and the Gaeilge Award for the best entry submitted in Irish. The national final will take place in-person on Tuesday, June 14th, at Farmleigh House, and will be streamed live on YouTube.