Our OSOS School Hub, Dunboyne Senior Primary School "Junior Pollinator" project has won the National Award for excellence in global awareness and best newcomer award nationally at the Irish Aid Awards ceremony.
The National Final took place in the Printworks, Dublin Castle, on June 11. Minister of State for the Diaspora and International Development, Ciarán Cannon, presented each of the Finalist schools with a trophy for their outstanding achievement in this year’s Awards.
The Irish Aid Awards is an annual awards programme for Irish pupils from third to sixth class. Pupils work in pairs, as a class or as a whole school to present a project, exploring the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and the work of Irish Aid.
The Irish Aid Awards help Irish pupils to understand the links between their lives and the lives of children and their families in developing countries Taking part in the Awards gives primary school pupils a wonderful opportunity to explore development topics and the work of Irish Aid.
This was the fourteenth year of the Awards and this year's theme is "Leave No One Behind", which asks teachers and pupils nationwide to think about how they can transform the world through the UN Global Goals for Sustainable Development. The Awards enable Irish pupils aged 8-13 to become aware of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, and Ireland's contribution through Irish Aid to the achievement of the Goals.