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Our World Irish Aid Awards 2014 Regional Finals

Development Education, Teaching and Learning, News/feature, Ireland, 2014

 

Our World Irish Aid Awards 2014 Regional Finals

Top 60 Schools chosen from hundreds of entries for regional showcase

Monday 19th May - The regional finals of the 2014 Our World Irish Aid Awards were launched today.

Some 60 primary schools from across the country have been selected from hundreds of entries to showcase their projects in four regional finals ahead of the national final in June.

The four regional events will take place in Sligo today (May 19th), Dublin tomorrow (May 20th), Limerick on Wednesday May 21st and Cork on Thursday May 22nd.

The Our World Irish Aid Awards were launched in 2005 to increase primary pupils’ awareness and understanding of global development issues. They are designed to inform pupils about the Millennium Development Goals (MDG’s) and the work of Irish Aid, and to help them explore the links between their lives and the lives of children in developing countries.

Projects feature the realities of life for children and their families in Malawi, Ghana, Cambodia, Tanzania and many other countries. Pupils have used a variety of creative methods to communicate what they have learnt including illustrated project books, film, artwork, music, board games and interactive websites. They have also presented their projects to others in their wider school and local communities.

A total of 60 projects have been selected for the regional finals from hundreds of entries from schools all over Ireland. Projects feature the realities of life for children and their families in Malawi, Ghana, Cambodia, Tanzania and many other countries. Pupils have used a variety of creative methods to communicate what they have learnt including illustrated project books, film, artwork, music, board games and interactive websites. They have also presented their projects to others in their wider school and local communities.

The Millennium Development Goals include eliminating hunger, promoting gender equality and achieving universal primary education. The leaders of 189 signatory nations have agreed to try to achieve the eight goals by the year 2015. This year’s Our World Awards theme ‘A Better Future for All the World’s Children’ relates to all the MDGs, and enables children to explore all aspects of Irish Aid’s overseas work.

Twelve schools from the regional finals will go forward to the national finals to be held in Dublin Castle on Tuesday June 17th. . Each school at the national finals will get a special trophy in recognition of their hard work and the winning school will take home the Our World Irish Aid Awards overall winner’s trophy.

For more information please visit http://ourworldirishaidawards.ie or follow us on twitter @Irish_Aid

 

ENDS

Press Office

19 May 2014


 

Notes to Editor:


Irish Aid is the Government’s programme for overseas development. It is managed by the Development Cooperation Division of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

 

The 8 Millennium Development Goals are as follows:


1) Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger
2) Achieve universal primary education
3) Promote gender equality and empower women
4) Reduce child mortality
5) Improve maternal health
6) Combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases
7)  Ensure environmental sustainability
8) Develop a global partnership for development

 

Regional Finals dates and locations:


Monday 19th May – Sligo, The Model Arts Centre


Tuesday 20th May – Dublin, The Clock Tower, Department of Education


Wednesday 21st May – Limerick, Limetree Theatre, Mary Immaculate College


Thursday 22nd May – Cork, Triskel Arts Centre

 

Regional finalists:


Cork

St. Joseph's G.N.S Kilmacthomas, Co. Waterford
St Michaels's N.S., West End, Sneem, Co. Kerry
Cloghoola N.S, Cloghoula, Millstreet, Co. Cork
Our Lady of Mercy G.N.S, Convent Road, Cahir, Co. Tipperary
Presentation Primary, Carrick-on-Suir, Co. Tipperary
St. Colman's B.N.S, Cork
Cullen N.S., Cullen Village, Mallow, Co. Cork
St. Michael's N.S., Clerihan, Co. Tipperary
Scoil na Bhfiodh, Kilmacthomas, Co. Waterford
Burnchurch N.S. Burnchurch, Cuffesgrange, Co. Kilkenny
Christ Church N.S. Waterford
St. Anne's N.S. Rathangan, Duncormick, Co. Wexford
Kilkenny School Project Springfields, Kilkenny
St. Senan's B.N.S Kilmacow Co Kilkenny, Via Waterford
Kilcrohane N.S. Kilcrohane, Bantry, Co. Cork


Dublin

Grange N.S. Grange, Tullow, Co. Carlow
Holmpatrick N.S.,  Dublin
Loreto Primary School,  St. Michaels Road, Gorey, Co. Wexford
Mary Help of Christians G.N.S,  Navan Rd, Dublin 13
St. Patrick's N.S.,  Glencullen, Dublin 18
St Patricks N.S.,  Cock Hill Road, Stamullen, Co. Meath
St. Mary's School,  Greenhills Rd, Tallaght, Dublin 24
St. Thomas' N.S.,  Rathowen, Co. Westmeath
Loreto N.S.,  Dalkey, Co. Dublin
St. Ciaran's N.S.,  Hartstown, Dublin 15
St. Michael's N.S.,  Ballyfermot, Dublin 10
Griffith Barracks Multi Denominational School,  The Old Guardhouse, South Circular Road, Dublin 8.
Gaelscoil Bhrian Boroimhe,  Applewood, Swords, Dublin 13.
Bishop Galvin N.S Orwell Park, Templeogue, Dublin 16
Wicklow ETNS Marine House, The Murrough Co Wicklow

 

Limerick

Scoil Eoin Naofa, Golden Grove Rd, Roscrea, Co. Tipperary
Oxmantown N.S., Birr, Co. Offaly
St. James' N.S., Bushypark, Newcastle, Co. Galway
St. Annins N.S., Roscahill, Co. Galway
Killeigh N.S., Killeigh, Offaly
Crecora N.S., Crecora, Co. Limerick
Scoil Naomh Eirc., Kilmoyley, Ardfert, Tralee, Co. Kerry
Scoil Bhriocáin, Gortmór Rosmuc, Co. Galway
Patrickswell N.S., Patrickswell, Co. Limerick
Northampton N.S., Kinvara, Galway
Scoil Mhuire, Stonepark, Meelick, Co. Clare
Caherdavin Boys N.S., Caherdavin, C. Limerick
Coolderry Central School, Birr, Co. Offaly
Dromclough N.S., Listowel, Co. Kerry
Corrandulla N.S., Corrandulla, Co. Galway, Ireland

 

Sligo

St Michaels's B.N.S, St. Mel's Road, Longford
Scoil Naomh Fiachra, Illistrin, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal
Scoil Cholmcille, Ballymena, Malin, Co. Donegal
Cloontagh N.S., Killashee, Co. Longford
St. Ciarans N.S., Castleplunkett, Castlerea, Co. Roscommon
St Joseph's B.N.S, Abbeytown, Boyle, Co. Roscommon.
Scoil Cholmcille, Newtowncunningham, Co. Donegal
St. Patrick's N.S., Frenchpark, Co. Roscommon
Scoil Phadraig, Rath Seinche, Clonmany, Co. Donegal
Scoil Na Croise Naofa, Dunfanaghy, Co. Donegal
Knockrooskey N.S., Knockrooskey, Westport, Co. Mayo
Ransboro N.S., Ransboro, Knocknahur, Co. Sligo
St. Michael's & St. Patrick's N.S., Cootehall, Boyle, Co. Roscommon
St. Michael's School, Castlerea, Co. Roscommon
Jones Memorial P.S., Mullylogan, Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh