In May 2014, we got awarded the Blue Star award. The Blue Star Programme is an education initiative for primary school students across Ireland. The idea of the Programme is simple: to foster better understanding and knowledge of the European Union and how it affects the lives of Irish citizens among Irish primary pupils through classroom projects and activities.
Our school carried out projects and tasks, incorporating elements that include information about:
- The foundation and development of the European Union
- The cultural and linguistic diversity of Europe
- What the European Union does and how its work affects the lives of citizens
Below are some exapmles of the work that took place in our school:
6th class studied World War II. Click on the links below to see their powerpoints. They also read the novel “The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas”
Mr Conlon’s 4th Class studied famous EU explorers. Click below to view their powerpoint projects on – Tom Crean (Irish), Marco Polo and Christopher Columbus (Italian), David Livingstone (Scotish), James Cook and George Mallory (British), Charles Albanel (French) and Charles John Anderson (Swedish).
5th class studied Ancient Greece
4th class studied the Vikings
4th class studied the Normans
Visit from head teachers from Holland
20 head teachers from Holland visited our school on Wednesday 9th April 2014. They visited all of the classes in the school.
The two 6th classes studied The Netherlands in depth.
Ms Hynes 6th class studied the coutries of the EU.
We are having a EU postcard competition for all classes from Junior Infants to 6th class. Here are a few entries already.
Ms Bracken’s Senior Infant class are taking part in an etwinning project with schools from other EU member states. They are learning all about traditions in these EU countries.
Ms McDonnells Junior Infants acted out the story of Goldilocks and the three bears. This story is a fairy tale first recorded in narrative form by British author and poet Robert Southey.
Miro (Spanish artist) by 3rd class
Monet (French artist) by 4th class
Van Gogh (Dutch artist) by 4th class
A group from 6th class played Ode to Joy at assembly on Europe Day. Ode to Joy is the EU national anthem.
- The 2 fifth classes and the 2 sixth classes visited the European offices on Tuesday 8th and Wednesday 9th April. They really enjoyed the visit and learned a huge amount about the EU.
- Gay Mitchell visited our school and spoke with the fourth, fifth and sixth classes on the 8th May. Click here to
- read about his visit.
Neale Richmond from the European movement also visited our school.