Crecora NS qualifies for national final of Our World Irish Aid Awards

Regional Finalists from Carrigkerry NS were presented with an ‘Our World Irish Aid Award’ plaque at the regional final of the 2019 Our World Irish Aid Awards at Mary Immaculate College. Pictured are Sean Long, Daniel Mulvihill, Jack O’Shaughnessy and James O Sullivan, with Vanessa Sheridan, Irish Aid (left), Cate O Connor, Youth Work Ireland (right), and teacher Anne Horan.

Crecora National School has made it to the national final of the 2019 Our World Irish Aid Awards, which is the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s flagship global citizenship programme for primary schools.  The school, along with pupils and teachers from 10 other primary schools across Ireland, will travel to Dublin Castle on Tuesday, 11th June, to showcase their projects as they compete for the overall ‘Our World Irish Aid Awards’ trophy.  Additio-nally, Crecora National School was presented with a Special Distinction Award, while Oola National School was named Best Regional New-comer. Mary Immaculate College was the venue for the regional final which saw 15 primary schools compete for three of 12 places at the national final, Best Regional Newcomer, and Special Distinction Awards.
Minister of State for the Diaspora and International Development, Ciarán Cannon T.D. said that this year’s entries had shown exceptional creativity and understanding of the theme ‘Leave No One Behind’.
“I would like to extend my warmest congratulations to the teachers and pupils at Crecora National School and Oola National School on their success at today’s regional final,” he said. Now in their 14th year, the Our World Irish Aid Awards help primary school pupils learn about the lives of children and their families in developing countries, and how Ireland and 192 other countries are working together to create a safer and fairer world and a better future for all the world’s children through the U.N. Global Goals for Sustainable Development. Each entry was assessed on its creativity, understanding of the theme and its impact.  All 15 schools present at the regional final were presented with an ‘Our World Irish Aid Award’ plaque.  The schools that go on to compete in the national final will contend, not just for the overall Our World Irish Aid Awards trophy, but also the titles of Teacher of the Year and Best Newcomer School.