Edenderry pupils reach national final of the Our World Irish Aid Awards 2016

Final taking place in Dublin on June 14

Edenderry pupils reach national final of the Our World Irish Aid Awards 2016

Primary school pupils from Scoil Bhríde Edenderry along with pupils from 11 other schools, will take part in the national final of the Our World Irish Aid Awards 2016 in The Printworks, Dublin Castle, on Tuesday, June 14.

By Damian Moran

e-mail: damian@offalyexpress.ie

Twitter: @offaly_express

The Our World Irish Aid Awards invited pupils across Ireland to create projects, in any medium, about the lives of children in developing countries. The projects highlighted the challenges facing these children and their families and the progress which is being achieved by Ireland and other countries through the global effort to fight poverty.

All 12 schools were chosen to participate in the national final based on the creativity, understanding of the theme and the impact of their project. All schools competing in the national final will be presented with a trophy recognising their outstanding efforts, with one school being announced as overall winners, taking home the overall ‘Our World Irish Aid Awards’ trophy.

The ‘One World, One Future’ theme of the 2016 awards asks pupils to imagine how they would like their world to look in 2030, and to learn about the new United Nations Global Goals for Sustainable Development which seek to address the root causes of poverty and environmental damage worldwide.

At the national final, 6th class pupils from Scoil Bhríde Edenderry with their teacher Richard Casey will exhibit their project, ‘Global Calls for Children’.

Over 1,000 primary schools throughout Ireland have been participating in the Our World Irish Aid Awards in 2016.