A primary school in West Cavan has won the top prize at this years World Irish Aid Awards national final event held in Dublin earlier today.
A video about the Global Goals for Sustainable Development and the work of Irish Aid created by 5th and 6th Class pupils at St. Mogue's National School, Co. Cavan has won the top prize at this year's Our World Irish Aid Awards national final event.
The announcement was made this lunchtime at the O'Reilly Hall, UCD where pupils and teachers from 13 schools across the country gathered to celebrate their collective success at a ceremony hosted by Clara Murray.
The school's video, entitled Bite Size Global Goals, tells the story of the United Nations Global Goals for Sustainable Development, the work of Irish Aid in an easy-to-understand manner, which also sets out a range of things we can all do to make the world a better place, contributing towards Equality for All which was this year's Awards theme.
Teacher at St. Mogue's National School Kieran Conofrey says its a wonderful achievement for the school.
Meanwhile, 5th Class pupils from Scoil Rois, Carraig Mhachaire Rois, Co Mhuineachain scooped the Our World Irish Aid Gaeilge Award for their insightful entry as Gaeilge about Irish Aid focus countries Zambia and Sierra Leone.
Both Schools will now feature on a host of bus shelters across the country, as well as in a special online exhibition on the Our World Irish Aid Awards website as well as the 2023 Global Goal Getters annual digital magazine.
Sean Fleming TD, Minister of State for International Development and Diaspora said: “I would like to extend my warmest congratulations to the 5th and 6th Class pupils at St. Mogue’s National School and their teacher Kieran Conofrey on being named School of the Year at this year’s Our World Irish Aid Awards. The video they created is a timely reminder that each of us has a role to play in creating a greener, fairer and more equal world for all.
“The Our World Irish Aid Awards enable young people all over Ireland to learn about important issues affecting the planet. This year, pupils and teachers have focused on Equality for All and the belief that everybody has the right to be treated equally regardless of factors like gender or race.