Coláiste Bríde to take part in pilot ‘Global Schools’ programme
ENNISCORTHY’S Coláiste Bríde is to be the only school in Co Wexford chosen to take part in a pilot programme focusing on Ireland’s foreign policy and relationship with the wider world. ‘Global Ireland’ is an ambitious programme which seeks to double Ireland’s impact in the world by 2025. The focus on schools is just one element of this.
The ‘Global Schools’ programme was conceived as a means of engaging second-level students into the three central elements of ‘Global Ireland’ - namely how we trade, the bilateral and multilateral partnerships we build and our wider contribution to the world.
The programme is also an opportunity to encourage an exploration of Ireland’s role in the UN and its important contributions to peacekeeping, something evidently close to the heart of local TD and Minister of State with Responsibility for Defence, Paul Kehoe.
Coláiste Bríde is one of 40 schools who will take part in the pilot on January 10, welcoming diplomats, aid workers and UN peace-keepers to the school over the course of an informative morning.
Minister Kehoe was delighted to announce that the Enniscorthy school would be part of the pilot, saying: ‘ This is a fantastic learning opportunity for the students of Coláiste Bride.
Students will hear first hand how our Defence Forces, diplomats and aid workers operate on a the global scale.’