St. Brendan’s assigned Canada and Tanzania in ‘Global Village’ project
ST. BRENDAN’S was one of a number of schools taking part in the ‘Global Village’ project involving a number of schools. They were assigned Canada and Tanzania as their focus countries on which they prepared a presentation.
The event involved a number of lectures and presentations delivered at DLIADT. Secondary students and third-level students work together to make students more culturally and economically aware of other countries throughout the world.
The project is partly funded by Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council and the Children’s Hope Charity.
The pupils felt that a trip to the Canadian Embassy would furnish them with a wide understanding and appreciation of the directions in which they could take their projects.
They were greeted and addressed by the Canadian Ambassador Patrick. G. He spent over 90 minutes with the fascinated boys who were then treated to some Tim Horton’s Canadian doughnuts after meeting Mr. Binns.
The pupils unfortunately were not able to attend the presentation evening due to the commitment they made to their social outreach programmes. They used their initiative to record their presentation on the school’s video recording equipment and it was shown in their absence.
The global village exhibition will be held in the Pavilion Theatre in Dun Laoghaire on March 6 and 7. It involves a colourful and varied presentation delivered by the students of the participating schools.