Europe Day at Con­vent Pri­mary

The Corkman - - COMMUNITY NEWS - SHEILA FITZGER­ALD

PAR­ENTS, grand par­ents, friends and spe­cial guests joined the staff and pupils at Con­vent Pri­mary School, Kan­turk, as they marked the Euro­pean Day of Cel­e­bra­tion last Fri­day.

Pupils and staff were de­lighted to wel­come spe­cial guests Deirdre Clune MEP, Min­is­ter Michael Creed, Coun­cil­lor John Paul O’Shea and Michael Moyni­han TD.

This year for the first time, the chil­dren took part in the Blue Star Pro­gramme, which is an ed­u­ca­tion ini­tia­tive for pri­mary school pupils across Ire­land. The Blue Star Pro­gramme aims to in­tro­duce par­tic­i­pants to the EU, out­lin­ing what it means and how it works.

In ad­di­tion, it fos­ters bet­ter un­der­stand­ing and knowl­edge of the Euro­pean Union and how it af­fects the lives of Ir­ish cit­i­zens through class­room projects and ac­tiv­i­ties.

Fifth and Sixth class stu­dents demon­strated projects from the 28 coun­tries of the EU and mu­sic, song and dance from across Europe fur­ther en­hanced the cel­e­bra­tion.

Deirdre Clune spoke highly of the work un­der­taken by the class and com­ple­mented them on what was a fan­tas­tic day for the school com­mu­nity.

Coun­cil­lor John Paul O’Shea FG, MEP Deirdre Clune and class teacher Sinead Guiney with pupils Emma Kren­zer and Mathea Scan­lan. Right: Michael Moyni­han TD with pupils Ciara Collins and Edel Moore.

Right: MEP Deirdre Clune chat­ting to pupils Ava Hynes, Mal­go­sia Szym­czyk, Jo­han­nah Pig­ott and So­phie Mur­phy. Pho­tos: Sheila Fitzger­ald

Above: Min­is­ter for Agri­cul­ture Michael Creed, teacher Sinead Guiney with pupils Grace Mur­phy, Sarah Humphries, Grace O’Connor and Ava Hynes.

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